With a single wild population comprised of fewer than 80 individuals -- all descendants of just seven members of a captive breeding program -- the Mexican gray wolf is one of America's most imperiled animals. In the wild, these wolves are threatened by illegal killings, legal removals due to conflicts with livestock, and a lack of genetic diversity.
Sadly, this breeding female was recently killed under very questionable circumstances. This mother was essential to recovery efforts for Mexican gray wolves. I urge you to take immediate action to investigate this death, and take all appropriate measures to protect the wolves that remain.
The death of F1108 highlights the perilous state of Mexican gray wolves in the wild. In addition to investigating the shooting, we demand that you take swift action to complete and implement a scientifically sound recovery plan for these iconic animals. You know what is needed more releases into the current population, and additional populations with dispersal among them.
Time is running out for Mexican gray wolves, and the time to act is now.
Thank you for your consideration.
Defenders of Wildlife
This petition closed over 3 years ago
Tragically, another Mexican gray wolf has been killed. This wolf mother, known as alpha female 1108 (F1108), was a breeding female who had been released with her mate from the captive breeding...
Tragically, another Mexican gray wolf has been killed. This wolf mother, known as alpha female 1108 (F1108), was a breeding female who had been released with her mate from the captive breeding program back in May.
With an extremely small population of fewer than 80 individuals and only two breeding pairs among them, this wolf and her pups were another critical step towards the promise of recovery.
Please send an urgent message to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – demand that they fully investigate this killing and implement a sound recovery plan for the future of Mexican gray wolves.