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Watch a video created by Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund regarding their efforts to fight for Mexican gray wolves by clicking on the "More about this issue" link below!
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The Mexican gray wolf, a distinct subspecies of the gray wolf, once roamed throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. Today the global population of these animals is tiny — roughly 75 individuals in the wild, and another 300 in captivity.

Unless the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) takes immediate and dramatic action, this magnificent animal could no longer exist in the wild.

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Mexican gray wolves have no time to waste. They need your utmost attention and dedication. They need you to overcome bureaucratic obstacles, ignore those whose entrenched opposition to wolf recovery will never be altered, and do what needs to be done to assure their recovery.

To move Mexican gray wolves back from the edge of extinction, and to assure that they recover in sufficient numbers to assume their vital role in the wild as apex predators, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must:

1.) Release more wolves from captivity as a first step in a long- term, science-based genetic rescue plan;

2.) Complete the recovery plan, and promptly implement it;

3.) Move ahead as quickly as possible to establish at least two additional populations of Mexican gray wolves.

These ideas are not new. They have been called for in peer-reviewed articles, in the Service's own 3 and 5 year reviews of the status of the species, in the Service's own Conservation Assessment, and by recommendations of previous recovery teams. With each passing year they become more urgent, and more difficult as the effects of inbreeding accumulate and valuable animals age.

What the Service does now will determine whether it is possible for the Mexican gray wolf to recover at all. As one of the majority of Americans that support wolf recovery and the Endangered Species Act, I am asking you to do the right thing now.

Thank you.

Petition Signatures


Oct 23, 2014 Aleksandr Ivanov
Oct 23, 2014 Rachel Jennings
Oct 22, 2014 Jose J Rodriguez
Oct 22, 2014 Joshua Curmi take care of nature as nature takes care of us
Oct 22, 2014 Kathy McLean
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Oct 22, 2014 Tammy Baughan
Oct 21, 2014 Jennifer Severance
Oct 21, 2014 Caisey Hoffman
Oct 21, 2014 Julia Petersen
Oct 21, 2014 T Dearing
Oct 20, 2014 Connie Vejen
Oct 20, 2014 Debbie Horn
Oct 20, 2014 Suzanne Butterfield
Oct 20, 2014 Roxanna Anthony
Oct 20, 2014 Beverly Lawrence
Oct 20, 2014 Stefano Fuschetto
Oct 20, 2014 Cindy Miller
Oct 20, 2014 Carole Jackson
Oct 20, 2014 melissa skye
Oct 20, 2014 Ivana Paleckova
Oct 20, 2014 Amanda Warwick
Oct 19, 2014 Gail Potts
Oct 19, 2014 andrea delrio
Oct 19, 2014 Dionne D'Ascenzo
Oct 19, 2014 susan barron please act now to save these wolves .
Oct 19, 2014 ashleigh hantle
Oct 19, 2014 Theresa Meade
Oct 19, 2014 Silvia Rocha I do care
Oct 19, 2014 Ava Blankenship
Oct 19, 2014 MaryAnna Hunt
Oct 19, 2014 Omar Aragón
Oct 19, 2014 Collette Carpenter
Oct 19, 2014 Lucia Nocentini
Oct 18, 2014 Linda Skrgatic
Oct 18, 2014 Denise Belliveau
Oct 18, 2014 Cheryl Fergeson
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Oct 18, 2014 jennifer derose
Oct 18, 2014 Hilary Davis
Oct 18, 2014 rob whisler
Oct 18, 2014 Anna Matiasczyk
Oct 18, 2014 Ian Courts
Oct 18, 2014 Ginaya Stuart
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Oct 18, 2014 Jane White
Oct 18, 2014 Merrilou Martin
Oct 18, 2014 JULIANA de Andrade Volpini
Oct 18, 2014 hanh doan
Oct 18, 2014 Elle Campbell

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