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|Originally Posted: 23 July 2010|
Recover Mexican Gray Wolves Before It Is Too Late
FROM WildEarth Guardians
Tell government officials to work on recovery plans for Mexican Gray Wolves before it is too late.
Sign an online petition
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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS
Three Mexican wolves have been shot by a serial killer - or killers - in the past month. These reckless and hateful actions are endangering the future of the lobo. This needs to stop!
The killings come at a critical junction in the lobo recovery effort. As of December 2009 there were only 42 wolves in the wild, by the end of 2010 there will likely be even fewer.
Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to track down and punish the wolf killers.
Two of the wolves killed were alpha males, who play a key role in providing food for their families.
34 illegal shootings have occurred since lobo reintroduction began. The federal government has itself removed another 151 Mexican wolves.
The math is nightmarishly simple. Mexican wolves are facing
extinction in the wild.
WildEarth Guardians wants an end to the killing. We need a
flourishing, not dwindling, population of Mexican wolves in the
wild. Please urge the federal government to step up for this
carnivore on the brink.
The alpha males of the Hawk’s Nest Pack in Arizona and the
San Mateo Pack in New Mexico have both been killed. A younger
male from the Hawk’s Nest Pack was also shot and killed.
The collared alpha male of a third pack, the Paradise Pack
that roamed the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona, has been
missing since mid-April.
Last year, the Hawk’s Nest and Paradise packs were the only packs that gave birth to at least two pups that survived until the end of the year.
Mexican wolf recovery can only succeed through the survival
of intact wolf families in the wild.
Speak up for wolves by writing Dr. Ben Tuggle with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, urging immediate and aggressive actions to recover Mexican wolves from the brink of extinction.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!