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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: 69,317
Sponsored by: Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund

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 30, 2014 Fernanda Van Ysseldyk
Sep 30, 2014 Brandi Leach
Sep 30, 2014 Margherita Polia
Sep 29, 2014 Michelle Mcdaniel
Sep 29, 2014 Sarah Amaral
Sep 29, 2014 mina bani mohammadi
Sep 29, 2014 Johnna Clark
Sep 29, 2014 Jasmine Escobedo
Sep 29, 2014 (Name not displayed) Time to start getting real about our beautiful world. Time to conserve and protect. There will never be another chance
Sep 29, 2014 Debbie Aide
Sep 29, 2014 Sherri Curiel Please save these magnificent gray worlfs
Sep 29, 2014 Anja Hollaschke
Sep 29, 2014 Betty Shipley
Sep 29, 2014 Charlotte Eriksson
Sep 29, 2014 Julia Yadi
Sep 29, 2014 Linda Hedio
Sep 29, 2014 Jana zapletal
Sep 29, 2014 cliff herthel
Sep 28, 2014 francesca canensi
Sep 28, 2014 Erika Quintal
Sep 28, 2014 shari Wesley
Sep 28, 2014 Grace Gutierrez
Sep 28, 2014 Allison Bryant
Sep 28, 2014 Jaycie Ingersoll Unless we want to be overrun by rodents, we NEED these predators to keep them in check! Biodiversity is absolutely necessary if WE are to survive, and wolves are an integral part ot that diversity!
Sep 28, 2014 Jacqueline Dougherty
Sep 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 28, 2014 Gizem Başkoru
Sep 28, 2014 Rebecca Nociti-Farella
Sep 28, 2014 Hannah Smith
Sep 28, 2014 Donna Casas
Sep 28, 2014 Lisa Weston Bialy
Sep 28, 2014 Emory Ellis
Sep 28, 2014 Eva Hiwan Abraha
Sep 27, 2014 Kramer Fry
Sep 27, 2014 Marina Nemeth
Sep 27, 2014 Sabrina Pinceti
Sep 27, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Sep 27, 2014 Gail Vosler
Sep 27, 2014 Patricia Wade
Sep 27, 2014 Manuela Sabin-Liñares Dajani
Sep 27, 2014 Carole GABURRO
Sep 27, 2014 pruvost frederic
Sep 27, 2014 angel relova
Sep 27, 2014 gordana bozic
Sep 26, 2014 Karin Scheps
Sep 26, 2014 Fanny Lerner
Sep 26, 2014 Paula Kohl
Sep 26, 2014 Sabrina kastrati
Sep 26, 2014 Viktoria Cohen
Sep 26, 2014 Miriam K.

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