Dear [decision maker],
I am writing to oppose the move to delist wolves from the Endangered Species Act.
[Your comments here.]
Gray wolf recovery is not complete. This decision could 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 northern California, Colorado, and Utah.
Delisting would prematurely turn wolf management over to the states. We've already seen what can happen when rabid anti-wolf politics are allowed to trump science and core wildlife management principles.
Montana, Wyoming and Idaho -- where wolves have already been delisted -- are not managing wolves like other wildlife such as elk, deer, and bears. Instead they're intending to drive the wolves' population numbers back down to the bottom.
Other species, such as the bald eagle, American alligator, and peregrine falcon were declared recovered and delisted when they occupied a much larger portion of their former range. Wolves deserve the same chance at real recovery.
I urge you to continue to protect wolves under the Endangered Species Act.
[Your Name Here]