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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: 77,411
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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


Dec 28, 2014 Patsy Margaroli
Dec 27, 2014 Evelyn McCurry-Langiano
Dec 27, 2014 Chemane Krasner
Dec 27, 2014 Chay Krasner
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Dec 27, 2014 Lawrence Anderson
Dec 27, 2014 Karin Queiroz Demir
Dec 27, 2014 Susan Farquharson
Dec 27, 2014 Jerome Vidy
Dec 27, 2014 audrey dupont
Dec 27, 2014 Guillaume LAURENCIN Stop slaughter
Dec 27, 2014 Kim Rowe
Dec 26, 2014 Ronald Rutzky
Dec 26, 2014 Manuela Masella
Dec 26, 2014 marika tornqvist
Dec 26, 2014 Anastasija Alijeva
Dec 26, 2014 Brittney Walters
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Dec 25, 2014 Jessica Askin
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Dec 25, 2014 Alissa Kolb
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Dec 24, 2014 Shawna Abbatiello
Dec 24, 2014 Joan Levy
Dec 24, 2014 Liza Vega
Dec 24, 2014 Janis Westin
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Dec 24, 2014 Szymon Stołecki
Dec 24, 2014 Christina Rodriguez
Dec 24, 2014 Heidi Bitsui
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Dec 24, 2014 Lukas Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gabriel Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Gudrun Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Zachary Garcia
Dec 24, 2014 Hiromi Kimura
Dec 23, 2014 Michelle Rosen
Dec 23, 2014 Christa Dailey
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Dec 23, 2014 Toby Johansen
Dec 23, 2014 Patricia Ross
Dec 23, 2014 Carol Repppert
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Dec 23, 2014 marjo van os
Dec 23, 2014 Tristan Jacques
Dec 23, 2014 Lourdes Aguirre
Dec 23, 2014 Connie Hoffmann
Dec 23, 2014 Jillian Whelan
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