Wednesday, March 28, 2007
Now, wolf populations could fall 80% because of this nonsensical de-listing.
Today, one of Mother Earth's most majestic animals needs your help. If we don't stop the de-listing of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies, populations could decrease 80%, making the decades-long efforts to strengthen wolf populations in vain.
Tell the Fish & Wildlife Service that you're outraged by their proposal to remove wolves in the Rockies from federal protections under the Endangered Species Act >> http://go.care2.com/e/R68o/ge0s/U1cM
De-listing of an animal can work if the states are prepared with effective programs to keep populations healthy. But these states do not have wolf-friendly programs in place. In January, Idaho Governor C.L. "Butch" Otter said that once the wolves are de-listed, his state would kill all but 100 of the wolves.
If these critical protections are eliminated, the recently recovered gray wolf population in this area will be at the mercy of state governments that are determined to resume widespread wolf killing.
We have spent a lot of time and money to reinvigorate the populations of these beautiful animals, and we can not stand by while these states decrease them but 80% once more.