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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: 70,101
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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 30, 2014 Kirsten Bendixen
Oct 30, 2014 maria gotts
Oct 30, 2014 Anna Kovács
Oct 30, 2014 Sharon Hultquist I believe it is the responsibility of the FWS to protect this terribly endangered specie.
Oct 30, 2014 Julie Robertson
Oct 30, 2014 silvia longhi
Oct 30, 2014 Alba Fernandez
Oct 30, 2014 Toshiaki KOMORI
Oct 30, 2014 Georgeanne Weaver
Oct 30, 2014 Lia Ingrid van 't Veer
Oct 30, 2014 Hans van der Zwan
Oct 30, 2014 (Name not displayed) Everything has a purpose and a place. They are needed
Oct 30, 2014 agnes csoka
Oct 30, 2014 Joan Cootes
Oct 30, 2014 Iveta Matušková
Oct 30, 2014 kaffy helene
Oct 30, 2014 John Reed
Oct 30, 2014 Barbara Bates Let's move quickly to prevent this beautiful animal from becoming extinct!
Oct 30, 2014 stephanie argento
Oct 30, 2014 Jane Beaupre
Oct 30, 2014 Carla Stroud
Oct 30, 2014 Vickie Hutchins
Oct 30, 2014 Katie Akins
Oct 30, 2014 Sandra Ar
Oct 30, 2014 Cynthia Angulo
Oct 30, 2014 Rhonda McMurray Postal code k0k1s0
Oct 30, 2014 Ashley Galaz
Oct 30, 2014 Paul Whitfield Don't let these wolves go extinct
Oct 30, 2014 Iwona Zieba
Oct 30, 2014 Jayne Barry
Oct 30, 2014 Joanna Ribeiro
Oct 30, 2014 patricia lee
Oct 30, 2014 Sandra Bill
Oct 30, 2014 Louise Rasby
Oct 30, 2014 Robin Marchese Thank you!
Oct 30, 2014 hannah grandy
Oct 30, 2014 andré létourneau
Oct 30, 2014 Şennur Karaağaç Tell USFWS to taka Emergency Action to Rescue the Mexican
Oct 30, 2014 Veronica Bone
Oct 30, 2014 Alejandro Manriquez
Oct 30, 2014 luiz facincane
Oct 30, 2014 Ming Chuen Leung .
Oct 30, 2014 Danièle Czuba
Oct 30, 2014 Bhagya Weda
Oct 30, 2014 Monique AUBERT
Oct 30, 2014 Nannette Peck
Oct 30, 2014 Alison Zacharis
Oct 30, 2014 Serge Munger
Oct 30, 2014 Marion HARUKAZE
Oct 30, 2014 nathalie carregari

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