Act Now! Speak Up for Mexican Wolves!

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Senator Jeff Flake (AZ) has introduced S.368, a bill that aims to drive the Mexican wolf to extinction. This bill would allow states and industry, rather than scientists, to dictate the terms of Mexican wolf recovery planning and would set an arbitrary cap on the number of wolves permitted in the wild and the extent of their recovery range.

These measures would compromise the scientific standards of the Endangered Species Act and would leave the recovery of a critically-endangered species in the hands of states hostile to recovery of that species.

Please call Senator Flake today and tell him to abandon this Mexican wolf extinction bill!
  • Washington, D.C. office: (202) 224-4521
  • Phoenix office: (602) 840-1891
  • Tucson office: (520) 575-8633
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Revoke S.368 - protect Mexican wolves!
I am writing to urge you to revoke S.368 (Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan Act). This bill would take recovery of a critically-endangered species out of the hands of scientists and place it into the hands of states and industry. It will implement further impediments to recovery of this vitally important species. Management of sensitive species should be based on science, not politics. Scientists overwhelmingly agree on the importance of keystone predators, such as wolves, in the wild. The Mexican wolf is a vital component of Arizona and New Mexico's ecosystems, and leaders such as yourself should be seeking ways to further recovery of the species, rather than trying to find ways to undermine it. Your measure could cause a second extirpation of Mexican wolves from the wild. This is unconscionable. Your bill would allow special interest groups to dictate whether or not this species recovers in the wild. Recovery goals and implementation belong in the hands of scientists who understand the delicate balance of natural ecosystems and what different species need in order to survive, not in the hands of people who stand to make personal profit from ill-conceived decisions. I support recovery of Mexican wolves and know that such recovery is only possible if management decisions are left in the hands of scientists and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Please abandon your bill. Thank you.
Josh More (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)