Provide a comment asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to revise the Recovery Plan and protect Mexican gray wolves!
Wolves are the top of the food chain and their presence is essential to the health of all other ecosystems in our wild America. Unfortunately, in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, a state-sponsored program of extermination brought Mexican gray wolves to the brink of extinction within a few decades. The current proposed “recovery” plan sends these rare wolves over the edge.
In 2011 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service convened a team of world-class scientists to develop a recovery plan that would restore sustainable populations of Mexican gray wolves to the wild. These scientists determined that a minimum of 750 wolves in three connected core populations was essential to the restoration of viable, genetically healthy, Mexican gray wolf populations that were sustainable over the long-term.
However, political considerations outweighed scientifically-based management and this plan was rejected by the administration. The current draft recovery plan proposed by the FWS also dismisses these recommendations and instead is proposing a plan that dooms these wolves to extinction.
Comments are due by August 29th 11:59pm ET.
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