Earthjustice: Help Keep Wolves Protected in the Northern Rockies

March 29th, 2007 5:11 pm by Kelly Garbato

UPDATE, 5/15/07, via the Natural Resources Defense Council:

Over the past 60 days you’ve given wolves a fighting chance against the Bush Administration’s proposal to strip them of their Endangered Species protection and leave them vulnerable to mass killing.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service estimates that more than 200,000 citizens registered their opposition to a dangerous plan that could doom up to one half of the wolves in Greater Yellowstone to a cruel and senseless death.

I’m proud to report that NRDC Action Fund supporters like you generated 137,000 of those 200,000 comments!

Thanks to your support, we also made sure that concerned citizens turned out in force at public hearings across the Northern Rockies to testify for wolf protection. Wolf supporters outnumbered opponents at key hearings in Cheyenne, Wyoming and Boise, Idaho, where the wolf faces fierce hostility from state officials.

And the outcry we raised was bolstered by more than 250 scientists, who expressed their own opposition to the Bush Administration proposal.

What’s next? The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service will review all the comments it has received and will make a decision in about six months on whether or not to maintain protection of the wolf under the Endangered Species Act.

Way to go, guys and gals!

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UPDATE, 4/11/07:

Allrighty then…yet another action alert and sample letter, from the Natural Resources Defense Council: Tell the Bush Administration to Protect Gray Wolves!

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UPDATE, 4/11/07:

A similar alert and sample letter, this time via the National Wildlife Federation:

Speak up for Gray Wolves in the Northern Rockies!

The gray wolves of the Northern Rockies need your help! This past February, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced their intention to remove this wolf population from the federal list of endangered and threatened wildlife–a move that would put wolves at risk!

The Northern Rockies gray wolves are a big success story. They were re-introduced into Yellowstone National Park and central Idaho in 1995, and have since then become an established population. However there are still too many threats facing the wolf to justify removing it from the Endangered Species Act protections at this time.

ACT NOW–Edit and send the letter below to let the Fish and Wildlife Service know you want gray wolves protected under the Endangered Species Act!

The deadline for comments is May 9, 2007.

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Via Earthjustice:

Help Keep Wolves Protected in the Northern Rockies

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to remove gray wolves from the endangered species list in the Northern Rockies. If these critical protections are eliminated, the recently recovered gray wolf population in this area will be at the mercy of state governments that are determined to resume widespread wolf killing.

Tell the Fish and Wildlife Service that you’re outraged by their proposal to remove wolves in the Northern Rockies from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act.

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