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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:45 PM

Desperate plea...To Save Our Wolves from Extinction

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Please Save Our Wolves from Permanent
Extinction


One decision could forever change the future of grey wolves in United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to remove all Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for all wolves, except the Mexican Gray wolves. Yes, you read that correctly. Please send an urgent message to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell — demand that the federal government not turn its back on wolves when there is still more important wolf recovery work that needs to be done.



This proposal reflects an unacceptable and short-sighted vision of our conservation goals, and would give up on wolf recovery well before the job is done; a true conservation tragedy!

 Delisting would prematurely turn wolf management over to the states, and we've already seen what has happened when rabid anti-wolf politics is allowed to trump science and core wildlife management principals. 

Montana, Wyoming and Idaho — all states where wolves have been delisted — are not treating wolves like other wildlife such as elk and bears. Instead they're driving the wolves' population numbers back down to the bottom.

More than 1,100 wolves have already been killed in the Northern Rockies since Congress took ESA protections away from them in 2011.Wolves' lives are at stake today!.This decision would derail wolf recovery efforts in areas around the country where it has barely begun — in places like the Pacific Northwest and in states that possess some of the nation's best unoccupied wolf habitat, such as Colorado, Utah and northern California. 




This proposal represents yet another monumental setback for wolf recovery in the U.S. 

Please tell Secretary Jewell: The important work of wolf recovery is NOT FINISHED — don't turn back the clock on almost 40 years of wolf conservation.It's up to you and I to ensure that our children's children will have the chance to cherish these magnificent creatures like we do today.
 Please send your letter by clicking this link to Secretary Sally Jewell. http://links.causes.com/s/clKghX?r=badGJ





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Reply Desperate plea...To Save Our Wolves from Extinction (Original post)
G_j Apr 2013 OP
Esse Quam Videri Apr 2013 #1
G_j Apr 2013 #4
lunasun Apr 2013 #2
G_j Apr 2013 #8
MotherPetrie Apr 2013 #3
G_j Apr 2013 #6
UtahLib Apr 2013 #5
G_j Apr 2013 #10
BrotherIvan Apr 2013 #7
byeya Apr 2013 #9
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G_j Apr 2013 #11
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G_j Apr 2013 #12
byeya Apr 2013 #13
G_j Apr 2013 #15
spanone Apr 2013 #14

Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:51 PM

1. I thought once that idiot Salazar was out of there

this crap would stop.

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Response to Esse Quam Videri (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:02 AM

4. so we hoped.. nt

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:58 PM

2. I signed the letter and for Christmas I gave Defenders of Wildlife wolf banks

They are on the site and make a nice gift for young kids and help the cause.........

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Response to lunasun (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 09:40 AM

8. thanks

I like the work their organization does.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 11:20 PM

3. K&R Signed! (and donated)

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:18 AM

6. thank you

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 12:11 AM

5. Signed - Where is everybody? Please DU, this is important.

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Response to UtahLib (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:46 PM

10. it's always an uphill battle

not sure why. But time is definitely running for the wolf.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 02:57 AM

7. Signed!

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 10:20 AM

9. There were wolves living in SW Colorado as late as 1966 because I saw one, a male, and

 

people from northern Minnesota reported seeing one on separate occasions.

In the Rockies wolves live on federal land, most US Forest Service, and the citizens of the US own these lands and the majority don't approve of allowing people to slaughter them.

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sat Apr 27, 2013, 07:33 PM

11. K

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 11:58 AM

12. K

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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 01:09 PM

13. Wolves and mountain lions are the apex predators in North America and killing them needs

 

to be banned. Grizzly bears are omnivores but need to be protected and have some of their natural habitat, which are plains, restored and managed for them. They do OK in the mountains but it's a retreat for them.

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Response to byeya (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 30, 2013, 11:20 AM

15. Wild wolves 'good for ecosystems'

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/opinion/the-world-needs-wolves.html

Why the Beaver Should Thank the Wolf
By MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL
Published: September 28, 2012


THIS month, a group of environmental nonprofits said they would challenge the federal government’s removal of Endangered Species Act protections for wolves in Wyoming. Since there are only about 328 wolves in a state with a historic blood thirst for the hides of these top predators, the nonprofits are probably right that lacking protection, Wyoming wolves are toast.

Many Americans, even as they view the extermination of a species as morally anathema, struggle to grasp the tangible effects of the loss of wolves. It turns out that, far from being freeloaders on the top of the food chain, wolves have a powerful effect on the well-being of the ecosystems around them — from the survival of trees and riverbank vegetation to, perhaps surprisingly, the health of the populations of their prey.

An example of this can be found in Wyoming’s Yellowstone National Park, where wolves were virtually wiped out in the 1920s and reintroduced in the ’90s. Since the wolves have come back, scientists have noted an unexpected improvement in many of the park’s degraded stream areas.

Stands of aspen and other native vegetation, once decimated by overgrazing, are now growing up along the banks. This may have something to do with changing fire patterns, but it is also probably because elk and other browsing animals behave differently when wolves are around. Instead of eating greenery down to the soil, they take a bite or two, look up to check for threats, and keep moving. The greenery can grow tall enough to reproduce.
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6310211.stm

Wild wolves 'good for ecosystems'









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Response to G_j (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2013, 01:10 PM

14. k&r...

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