Protect Mexican Wolf with Endangered Species Act

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • recipient: Fish And Wildlife Service, David Hayes, Ken Salazar, Barack Obama

While the Mexican Grey Wolf, "lobos", (Canis lupus baileyi) has been re-intoduced, it's survial is still at risk. Once extinct in the wild and breed only in captivity, the remaining 42 wolves need federal protection by listing them under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The lobo is the rarest and most distinct type of wolf in the U.S. and deserves maximum safeguards under the ESA.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service found that human-caused mortality was threatening this subspecies. The trapping, shooting, poisioning and habitat loss continue to put this animal at risk for extinction. Over the past several years, the U.S. Forest Service approved continued livestock grazing on more than 500,000 acres in the Gila National Forest portion of the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area alone. The public lands habitat of this wolf needs upgraded safeguards, rather than continued rubber-stamping of livestock grazing on federal land.

We ask that U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service add the Mexican Wolf to the Endangered Species list and protect it's habitat.

David Hayes

Assistant Secretary Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Washington, D.C. Office

555 Eleventh Street, NW

Suite 1000

Washington DC 20004-1304

202.637.2204 Phone

202.637.2201 Fax

Ken Salazar

Secretary of the Interior

U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W. / Washington DC 20240

President Barack Obama
The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20500
comments (202) 456-1111
switchboard (202) 456-1414
fax (202) 456-2461

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