Mexican gray wolves are facing one of the most preventable extinctions in U.S. history. The Mexican gray wolf, or lobo, has been hanging by a thread for decades. Roughly 109 animals roam the wild of Arizona and New Mexico in a tiny fraction of what was once their home.
But after more than two decades of foot-dragging and bureaucratic red tape, the lobo is still in serious danger. And now the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is ready to abandon the development of a science-based recovery plan and let the states of New Mexico and Arizona — both brimming with anti-wolf politicians — call the shots going forward!
The Arizona Game and Fish Commission has been bullying U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for years limiting wolf releases and even calling for the Mexican gray wolf to lose all federal protection. If FWS allows the states to take over, the future of these wolves would be placed in the hands of extreme anti-wolf politicians, in states that had a hand in the near extinction of Mexican gray wolves in the first place!
This is a dangerous case of politics over science and back-room deals.
Tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service enough is enough! Don't let the states hijack wolf recovery.
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