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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: 69,805
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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 24, 2014 Kris Kingsley
Oct 24, 2014 Douglas Krueger
Oct 24, 2014 Mitzi Orellana Espinoza
Oct 24, 2014 John LaFrance
Oct 24, 2014 David Bott
Oct 24, 2014 Kym Ehlebracht
Oct 24, 2014 Nancy Rittenhouse
Oct 24, 2014 Claudia Mackey
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Oct 24, 2014 Lizabeth A Wilson
Oct 24, 2014 Margaret Argyle
Oct 24, 2014 Brenda Cox
Oct 24, 2014 Dorothy Pattillo
Oct 24, 2014 Mary Pryor Please help
Oct 24, 2014 Ryan Carr Stop the senseless slaughter of these beautiful animals...
Oct 24, 2014 Sarah Jung
Oct 24, 2014 Jennifer Gorgo
Oct 24, 2014 marla reiner these animals should be protected as an endangered species.
Oct 24, 2014 Shauna Kerr
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Oct 24, 2014 Gary Droeger Once upon a time it looked as if the Mexican Gray Wolf was not endangered. Now it is. Please help us by helping to protect the species. Regards, Gary
Oct 24, 2014 Janiece Bernardini
Oct 24, 2014 Lawrence Sutherland
Oct 24, 2014 Brian Gottejman
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 24, 2014 Toni Fields
Oct 24, 2014 (Name not displayed) Please, please do the right thing and save these wolves. Before you know it we will have no wildlife left...
Oct 24, 2014 Sharon Leavell
Oct 24, 2014 Joey Stevenson
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Oct 24, 2014 ann snalam
Oct 24, 2014 Xavier Padilla
Oct 24, 2014 Anna Panphilova
Oct 24, 2014 David Rodenbaugh
Oct 24, 2014 Stephanie Whitney
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Oct 24, 2014 Trent Tew
Oct 24, 2014 Norma Kafer
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Oct 24, 2014 Yvonni Bistouna
Oct 24, 2014 Charlene Saunders
Oct 24, 2014 April Phillips
Oct 24, 2014 Lisa Haddock
Oct 24, 2014 Joan Giovanetti
Oct 24, 2014 Sharon Reardanz
Oct 24, 2014 William Schirrmacher
Oct 24, 2014 Candice Garcia
Oct 24, 2014 Jayne Miller

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