New Bill Could be a Death Sentence for Wolves

Date: 2015-04-24 11:57                                                                                    
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife”                                                       <
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Dear pbnb reader,

Our worst fears are coming true.

A new anti-wolf bill was just introduced, adding Washington State, Oregon and Utah to the growing list of states where Congress is trying to force wolves off the Endangered Species list.

This bill wouldn’t just strip federal Endangered Species Act protections – it would prohibit the states from offering wolves certain vital protections. Even if they wanted to.

With bills attempting to delist wolves in four other states, these bills could be the nail in the coffin for gray wolf conservation in the Lower 48.

Because of this impending crisis, our Board of Directors has stepped up and from now until April 30th, your donation will go twice as far for wolves and other wildlife you love.

Our Board of Directors will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to a total of $100,000 between now and April 30th.

http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=mcVGobvNGLnPc9_xHav_Kg

These bills could be a veritable death sentence for thousands of wolves. And it would be a premature and tragic end 20 years of progress for wolf conservation.

And it’s not only wolves. Every day brings fresh horrors from anti-wildlife forces. Driven by big money special interests, extremists in Congress have unleashed a torrent of proposals that could:

*Relax restrictions on trade in elephant ivory in the midst of the worst poaching crisis in years;

*Pave the way for oil and gas drilling in the fragile coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge; and

*Restrict access to the courts to enforce the protection of animals listed under the Endangered Species Act.

You Are the Reason There’s Hope.

While special interest groups are shoveling money into the prospect of plundering our wildlife and wild lands, your urgent donation helps us fight back.

With your help, we’re:

*Fighting on Capitol Hill to urge key members of Congress to oppose these reckless attacks on our wildlife and wild places;

*Defending the Endangered Species Act to ensure our most vulnerable wildlife is protected;

*Mobilizing grassroots activists by the tens of thousands to defend our natural heritage;

*Educating the public and urging action against these harmful attacks; and

*Much, much more.

We can’t lose this fight. Won’t you stand with us?

http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=NhS2zKutgS56Ep8dszrZfA

And remember – your gift will be matched dollar-for-dollar – up to a total of $100,000 until April 30th.

Thank you for all you do for the wildlife we love. We’re counting on your continued support.

Sincerely,

Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife

Defenders of Wildlife leads the pack when it comes to protecting wild animals and plants in their natural communities http://action.defenders.org/site/R?i=f3ZnRHt1YVZ60AH6HkUYxQ

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1130 17th St NW,
Washington, DC 20036
http://www.defenders.org

Defenders of Wildlife is a national, nonprofit membership organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.

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