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Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to List the African Lion as Endangered

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Originally Posted: January 12, 2013

Tell U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to List the African Lion as Endangered

[Ed. Note: Another Alert - Protect Lions under the Endangered Species Act]

FROM Born Free

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lion endangeredTell US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to list the African liopn as "endangered" under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. This magnificent species is under attack from many directions, including habitat loss, retaliatory killings and disease. There is a 60-day comment period during which the FWS will seek scientific, commercial and other data in support of classifying the lion as endangered. Comments are due by the end of the day on Monday, January 28, 2013.

How to comment electronically: "Go to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, http://www.regulations.gov.

In the Search field, enter Docket No. FWS-R9-ES-2012-0025, which is the docket number for this action. Then click on the Search button. You may submit a comment by clicking on “Comment Now!” If your comments will fit in the provided comment box, please use this feature of http://www.regulations.gov , as it is most compatible with our comment review procedures. If you attach your comments as a separate document, our preferred file format is Microsoft Word. If you attach multiple comments (such as form letters), our preferred format is a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel."

And/or make direct contact:

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC 20240
online contact form: http://www.fws.gov/duspit/contactus.htm

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Endangered Species Program
4401 N. Fairfax Drive, Room 420
Arlington, VA 22203
online contact form: http://www.fws.gov/endangered/

Ken Salazar
Secretary of the Interior
Department of the Interior
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington DC 20240
phone (202) 208-3100
fax (202) 208-6950
feedback@ios.doi.gov  

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

As a supporter of Born Free USA and a lover of wildlife, I implore you to list the African lion as “endangered” under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. This magnificent species is under attack from many directions, including habitat loss, retaliatory killings and disease.

But possibly the biggest major threat to lions comes from the United States, which is — by far — the world’s largest importer of lions and lion parts. By listing them as endangered, we will assume a leading role in lion protection, and no doubt will inspire other countries to at least pay attention and probably follow our good example.

In the past quarter-century, African lions’ population has been more than cut in half. It now is estimated that fewer than 35,000 live in the wild today, and if those numbers drop much more, the species survival across its range will be in grave doubt.

Please list the African lion as “endangered” under the United States Endangered Species Act. Thank you for your consideration, and for doing the right thing for lions.

Sincerely...


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