The War On Wolves
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Delisting Disaster

On February 7, 2014 an independent scientific peer review panel told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that their proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not based on the best available science.

“The peer reviewers have now said what we have been saying all along: The Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to strip protections for gray wolves in the U.S. is not based on the best available science. This should now make it clear to the Service that delisting the gray wolf is premature and shortsighted.”
– Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife

Click here to ask Secretary Jewell to withdraw this misguided proposal!

 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove Endangered Species Act protection for most gray wolves across the United States. This decision could forever change the future of gray wolf conservation in our country.

Gray wolf recovery in the U.S. is not complete. These wolves face rabid anti-wolf politics, aggressive lethal control, unsustainable hunting, intolerance and other threats across the entire country, and haven’t yet returned to suitable habitat in many parts of their historic range. By delisting them now, USFWS would be turning their backs on one of the best wildlife conservation stories in U.S. history before it’s finished.

We’re pulling out all the stops to urge the Interior Department to step up to its responsibilities and follow through on our nation’s commitment to restore gray wolves. Join us – Help spread the message: America wants wolves! Don’t turn your back on gray wolf recovery before it’s complete.

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