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Interior Secretary Jewell and President Obama

I am writing to urge you to maintain federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the lower-48 states.

A blanket, premature delisting of gray wolves across much of this country would severely threaten gray wolf recovery in the United States. There are still few, if any, gray wolves in the vast majority of their former range. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes gray wolf federal protections, wolves in the Pacific Northwest, California, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast will face even more difficult odds than they do already.

Maintaining federal protections for wolves across the lower-48 states is important for preserving already-limited opportunities for wolves to recover in additional parts of the United States, and to encourage wolves to mingle with the Yellowstone population--the most genetically isolated population of gray wolves in the northern Rockies.

Wolves are a keystone species--their presence is critical to maintaining the structure and integrity of their native ecosystems. I urge you to cancel plans to delist the gray wolf across much of the lower-48 states. Such a delisting would be premature and disastrous for gray wolf recovery in the United States.

Signed,

Earthjustice: Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer

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Protect wolves from brutal hunting, trapping, and poisoning!

The Obama administration may remove endangered species protections for nearly all gray wolves in the lower-48 states. Take action now to...

Protect wolves from brutal hunting, trapping, and poisoning!

The Obama administration may remove endangered species protections for nearly all gray wolves in the lower-48 states. Take action now to help prevent the premature delisting of wolves!

In 2011, Congress stripped federal protections for gray wolves in most of the northern Rockies. The brutal assault on wolves that commenced in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho highlights the increasingly hostile anti-wolf policies of states now charged with ensuring the survival of gray wolf populations. Will you lend gray wolves your voice to prevent more wolves from facing this same fate?


Maintaining federal protections for wolves across the lower-48 states is important for preserving already limited opportunities for wolves to recover in additional parts of the United States, and to encourage wolves to mingle with the Yellowstone population—the most genetically isolated population of gray wolves in the northern Rockies.

It is critical that the administration keep national protections for the gray wolf. Now, administration officials need to hear from you to encourage them not to remove federal protections for gray wolves.

Take action now to press for continued federal protections for wolves across the lower-48 states.

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