While not all that is said is true, not all that is truth is told.
The Trump administration and the extremist-dominated Congress have rung the dinner bell for developers, ideologues, and others who see wildlife either as nuisances or fit only for target practice. They are proposing to remove Endangered Species Act protection for most gray wolves across the United States. This decision could forever change the future of gray wolf conservation in our country. March, 2017. Defenders of Wildlife.
The War on Wolves
She never had a name, but she was known and loved around the world.
Known as “832F,” or “06,” the matriarch of the Lamar Canyon wolf pack drew wolf-watchers from around the world. And under her leadership, the pack thrived.
But then she was shot and killed just a few miles outside the Yellowstone National Park boundary – after the death of their matriarch Yellowstone’s Lamar Canyon pack was thrown into chaos.
That’s what happens when states like Wyoming take over wolf management. And it is exactly what will happen if Congress succeeds in delisting wolves in Wyoming.
When the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wrongly delisted Wyoming’s wolves in 2012, we went to court because the state’s wolf plan declared more than 80% of Wyoming a ‘predator zone,’ where anyone could kill as many wolves as they wanted at any time. And we won, but the case took two years. While the case was pending, 832F and more than 200 other Wyoming wolves were killed.
The threats to wolves and other wildlife have never been greater than they are today.
The incoming Trump administration and the extremist-dominated Congress have rung the dinner bell for developers, ideologues, and others who see wildlife either as nuisances or fit only for target practice. It’s up to you and me to stop them.
We must do everything we can to fight this legislation! Defenders of Wildlife leads the pack when it comes to protecting wild animals and plants in their natural communities.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to remove Endangered Species Act protection for most gray wolves across the United States. This decision could forever change the future of gray wolf conservation in our country.
On February 7, 2014 an independent scientific peer review panel told the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that their proposal to strip federal protections for gray wolves across nearly all of the lower 48 states was not based on the best available science.
“The peer reviewers have now said what we have been saying all along: The Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to strip protections for gray wolves in the U.S. is not based on the best available science. This should now make it clear to the Service that delisting the gray wolf is premature and shortsighted.” – Jamie Rappaport Clark, president of Defenders of Wildlife
Gray wolf recovery in the U.S. is not complete. These wolves face rabid anti-wolf politics, aggressive lethal control, unsustainable hunting, intolerance and other threats across the entire country, and haven’t yet returned to suitable habitat in many parts of their historic range. By delisting them now, USFWS would be turning their backs on one of the best wildlife conservation stories in U.S. history before it’s finished.
We’re pulling out all the stops to urge the Interior Department to step up to its responsibilities and follow through on our nation’s commitment to restore gray wolves. Join us – Help spread the message: America wants wolves! Don’t turn your back on gray wolf recovery before it’s complete. ##