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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!
Goal: 100,000 Progress: 77,327
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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


Dec 20, 2014 Susana Miriam Bidart
Dec 20, 2014 Carol Ward
Dec 20, 2014 Jonathan Jones
Dec 20, 2014 Josephine Crespo
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Dec 20, 2014 Nancy Heard
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Dec 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 20, 2014 Olga Kochetova
Dec 20, 2014 Carla Crespo
Dec 19, 2014 Christiane Cloutier All of God's creatures should live free, healthy and happy!
Dec 19, 2014 Kristine Olson
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Dec 19, 2014 Shielah Blalock
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 19, 2014 Hartmut Wieland
Dec 19, 2014 Regina Wieland
Dec 19, 2014 Cristina Alexandre
Dec 19, 2014 rolf andersson
Dec 19, 2014 judy Ramirez
Dec 19, 2014 Shane Sia Please,do not let another animal go extinct!
Dec 19, 2014 travis barker
Dec 19, 2014 Jenaisha Singh
Dec 19, 2014 Britney Bergum
Dec 19, 2014 Shannon Blair
Dec 19, 2014 Nadine Lavallé
Dec 19, 2014 Ingrid Schneider
Dec 19, 2014 Sharon George
Dec 19, 2014 Rob Dexter
Dec 19, 2014 Simone Fueredi
Dec 18, 2014 Theresa Murphy
Dec 18, 2014 Terra Wilson
Dec 18, 2014 ivi diana puspita
Dec 18, 2014 jaclyn bisanz
Dec 18, 2014 Hannelore Singh
Dec 18, 2014 Tess Dunlap
Dec 18, 2014 Erin Rice
Dec 18, 2014 Pamela Babcock
Dec 18, 2014 Carol Isbell-Brooks Please get an action plan together to save the Mexican Grey Wolves and ensure their survival before it is to late! Beautiful Animals!
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Shirley Elliott
Dec 18, 2014 karen mitts
Dec 18, 2014 joan Steelhammer
Dec 18, 2014 Henry Ickes
Dec 18, 2014 jessica clupp
Dec 18, 2014 celeste del vecchio
Dec 18, 2014 ashley brown
Dec 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Dec 18, 2014 Britney Bergum

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