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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: 68,510
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


Jul 29, 2014 ruchi sharma
Jul 29, 2014 Laura Golston
Jul 29, 2014 MARIA L.
Jul 29, 2014 Maxine aguilar
Jul 29, 2014 CONNIE HERSHMAN
Jul 29, 2014 rose bell
Jul 29, 2014 lisa silberman
Jul 29, 2014 Michael Syska
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Jul 29, 2014 Bo Rutjes
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 Roland Marchand
Jul 29, 2014 Barbara Kowalska
Jul 29, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 29, 2014 mae johnsom
Jul 29, 2014 Bonnie Elders These animals must be kept from extenction
Jul 29, 2014 Debbie Nelson
Jul 29, 2014 francesco giovanati
Jul 28, 2014 Ann Larcombe
Jul 28, 2014 Carol Recore
Jul 28, 2014 Andrew Vallender
Jul 28, 2014 Nena Van de Pol
Jul 28, 2014 Theresa Forino
Jul 28, 2014 Geetanjali Mathur
Jul 28, 2014 Samantha Marengo
Jul 28, 2014 Jaquoi Marengo
Jul 28, 2014 Danielle Durand
Jul 28, 2014 RR Mier
Jul 28, 2014 Niall O'Reilly
Jul 28, 2014 Kat Apichachaipong
Jul 28, 2014 ilona budziszewska
Jul 28, 2014 Tina Baker
Jul 28, 2014 elvira molina
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Barbara Dove Please help recover the Mexican gray wolves; they are valuable to our eco-system.
Jul 28, 2014 Connie Bousquet
Jul 28, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Jul 28, 2014 Brien Hindman
Jul 28, 2014 Keith Beam
Jul 28, 2014 Kimberly Wright
Jul 28, 2014 Natalie mincks
Jul 28, 2014 ann bryan
Jul 28, 2014 Jen Fogel
Jul 28, 2014 betty awyers
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Jul 28, 2014 piccoli laura
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Jul 28, 2014 nina chang
Jul 28, 2014 yvonne pfeiff

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