Help prevent a wolf extinction tragedy
Date: 2016-03-07 09:12
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark,
Defenders of Wildlife”
Dear pbnb reader,
The bottom line is this:
Mexican gray wolves are the most endangered gray wolves in the world.
Unless more Mexican gray wolves are released into the wild, and
additional populations are established, they are doomed to go extinct.
But their extinction is PREVENTABLE, and with your financial support,
you can help them and other imperiled wildlife.
State game commissions and anti-wolf extremists in New Mexico and
Arizona have thrown obstacle after obstacle in the way of lobo
recovery. And after 40 years on the endangered species list, the U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service has yet to complete a valid recovery plan
In fact, the just-released 2015 annual wolf count bore more bad news.
The wild Mexican gray wolf population in Arizona and New Mexico has
dropped 12 percent in the past year, to just 97 animals. Even more
alarming, FWS had predicted that this fragile population would grow
10 percent annually, not shrink!
It Doesn’t Have to End This Way
Since 1998, when I participated in the very first reintroduction of
lobos into the wilds of Arizona, Defenders of Wildlife has been at the
forefront of efforts to recover this important and majestic species.
We’ve gone to court. We’ve worked with ranchers to help
them learn to reduce conflicts with wolves. And poll after poll shows
that the citizens of Arizona and New Mexico favor the return of the
lobo to their historical habitat.
Your urgent support will be especially helpful right now as we:
*Continue our fight in court to secure a scientifically-based
recovery plan and send anti-recovery management rules back to
the drawing board;
*Fight for more wolf releases from captivity which are urgently
needed to improve the genetic health of the wild population;
*Fight off anti-wolf legislation in both Congress and state
*Mobilize our members by the tens of thousands to speak out for
With your continuing support, we will never give up the quest to see
Mexican gray wolf populations healthy and growing again.
Help prevent their extinction with a generous gift to Defenders of
Thank you for all you do!
Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife
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