Pledge to write a letter to new Secretary of the Department of the Interior Sally Jewell

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One decision could forever change the future of grey wolves in United States. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is proposing to remove all Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for all wolves, except the Mexican Gray wolves. Yes, you read that correctly. 

Please send an urgent message to Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell — demand that the federal government not turn its back on wolves when there is still more important wolf recovery work that needs to be done.

This proposal reflects an unacceptable and short-sighted vision of our conservation goals, and would give up on wolf recovery well before the job is done; a true conservation tragedy!

 Delisting would prematurely turn wolf management over to the states, and we've already seen what has happened when rabid anti-wolf politics is allowed to trump science and core wildlife management principals. 

Montana, Wyoming and Idaho — all states where wolves have been delisted — are not treating wolves like other wildlife such as elk and bears. Instead they're driving the wolves' population numbers back down to the bottom. 

More than 1,100 wolves have already been killed in the Northern Rockies since Congress took ESA protections away from them in 2011.Wolves' lives are at stake today!.This decision would 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 Colorado, Utah and northern California. 

This proposal represents yet another monumental setback for wolf recovery in the U.S. 

Please tell Secretary Jewell: The important work of wolf recovery is NOT FINISHED — don't turn back the clock on almost 40 years of wolf conservation.It's up to you and I to ensure that our children's children will have the chance to cherish these magnificent creatures like we do today.
  Please send your letter by clicking this link to Secretary Sally Jewell.       https://secure.defenders.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=2579&s_src=3WDE1307GFTXX&s_subsrc=042513_ADVACTFF_National_delisting_proposal_fwd

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