To: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and President Donald Trump
Stop The Delisting Of Endangered Wolves
Don't Delist Endangered Wolves!
I am writing to urge you to maintain federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states.
Wolves are a keystone species--their presence is critical to maintaining the structure and integrity of their native ecosystems. A delisting across the lower 48 states would be premature and disastrous for gray wolf recovery in the United States.
Why is this important?
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed to delist gray wolves across the lower 48 states from the Endangered Species Act and we only have a few days left to tell President Obama and Interior Secretary Jewell to change their minds.
If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes gray wolf federal protections, wolves in the Pacific Northwest, California, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast will face even more difficult odds than they do already.
The recovery of gray wolves is an American success story, from their reintroduction in the northern Rocky Mountains to their comeback in the western Great Lakes states. But there are few, if any, gray wolves in the vast majority of their former range.
This may be our last chance to stop the slaughter of wolves from being even more widespread! Urge President Obama and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to maintain protections for gray wolves in the lower 48 states.