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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!
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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


Sep 23, 2014 Leilani Palmer
Sep 23, 2014 Liz Neal
Sep 23, 2014 Robin Huff I am adding my voice to those of so many others to speak for the Lobo. If the 3 point recovery plan is not implemented soon, it may spell extinction for the Lobo. I beg you to stand strong AGAINST political pressure, WITH most Citizens, & FOR the Lobo.
Sep 23, 2014 anna rollon
Sep 23, 2014 Dave Rogers
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Amelia Speck Let's not make another species extinct!
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Tina Smith
Sep 22, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 22, 2014 Peggy Wildsmith
Sep 22, 2014 Vicky Murdach
Sep 22, 2014 Pat Lavery Please mother nature is already out of balance. Protect these Wolves. They are here for a reason like the Bees
Sep 22, 2014 elizabete giglio
Sep 22, 2014 Valeria Otazu
Sep 22, 2014 Sieglinda Du Preez
Sep 21, 2014 christine waddell
Sep 21, 2014 Christine Salido
Sep 21, 2014 Pamela Haun
Sep 21, 2014 Peter Ozzimo Jr
Sep 20, 2014 Stacie Miller
Sep 20, 2014 laura lanzi
Sep 20, 2014 Phillippa Hilsden
Sep 19, 2014 Nicole O'Brien
Sep 19, 2014 Ellysian Paredes
Sep 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 19, 2014 john kilroy
Sep 19, 2014 Susan Graham
Sep 19, 2014 cathy luon
Sep 19, 2014 Dona Anderson
Sep 19, 2014 June Ginger
Sep 19, 2014 Penny Karn
Sep 19, 2014 Lauren Lunde
Sep 19, 2014 Yvette Dominguez
Sep 18, 2014 Jennifer adkins
Sep 18, 2014 Elizabeth Rocco
Sep 18, 2014 Marcia Mery
Sep 17, 2014 Isabella Thomson2
Sep 17, 2014 janice hanninen
Sep 17, 2014 Jeanette M.
Sep 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 17, 2014 Leah Sloan
Sep 17, 2014 Chari Birnholz
Sep 17, 2014 Linda Scott
Sep 17, 2014 sherri pickett
Sep 17, 2014 CAROLLE PELLETIER
Sep 17, 2014 Brittany Cameron
Sep 17, 2014 Maryann Wheeler
Sep 17, 2014 Sabine Möhler
Sep 16, 2014 Jodi Butler Why are there 300 in captivity?! What purpose do they serve like that besides none. They should be free to roam as wild animals do. I will never understand the logic behind keeping an animal of any kind locked up and captive. It is an abomination.

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