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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: 77,641
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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


Jan 30, 2015 Annemarie Krogholm
Jan 29, 2015 Frank Steinmiller
Jan 29, 2015 Anna Maria Bindi
Jan 29, 2015 Sonya Nel If we lose them, we lose them forever!!
Jan 28, 2015 Melissa Simon
Jan 28, 2015 Patricia Fuentes
Jan 28, 2015 William Canny
Jan 28, 2015 Tammy Manley
Jan 28, 2015 Stacy Manuel
Jan 28, 2015 Judy Collins
Jan 28, 2015 carina bergdahl
Jan 28, 2015 Patricia Weil
Jan 28, 2015 luwana dyer
Jan 28, 2015 Richard Engle
Jan 28, 2015 Linda Elgin
Jan 28, 2015 patricia macmenamie
Jan 27, 2015 Deborah Martin
Jan 27, 2015 Larry Budsock
Jan 27, 2015 Kitty Araiyama
Jan 27, 2015 Alessandra Sulis
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Jan 26, 2015 Eli López
Jan 26, 2015 Erin Sackmann
Jan 26, 2015 Olga Cotto
Jan 26, 2015 Dominique Nemo
Jan 25, 2015 Janina Grage
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Jan 24, 2015 Tess Clayton
Jan 24, 2015 Kyriaki Plastira
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Jan 23, 2015 Katherine Myskowski
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Jan 23, 2015 leanne mumford
Jan 23, 2015 Anna Di Marino
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Jan 22, 2015 Isabel Barrios
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Jan 21, 2015 Yap Tabitha
Jan 21, 2015 Nancy Lange
Jan 21, 2015 Jerri Hall
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Jan 21, 2015 Silvina Ares
Jan 20, 2015 Debra Carrigan
Jan 20, 2015 Heather Charley
Jan 20, 2015 Stacey Howard
Jan 20, 2015 Bill Staley

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