Defenders of Wildlife:Take Action for Wolves Today!!
July 1, 2011
Jamie Rappaport Clark of Defenders of Wildlife has an important Message to Take Action Today for wolves in the Northeast, and across America!!!
Wolves once roamed the Adirondacks. They once ranged across New York, Massachusetts and other Eastern states. They formed packs and their pups once played in the meadows Virginia, Maryland and other parts of the Mid Atlantic.
These iconic canines could return to parts of their historic range…. but not without your help.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed eliminating federal protections for gray wolves in 29 states – a move that threatens the return of these magnificent animals to parts of their historic American range.
The Service wants to hear what you have to say, but you only have until Monday to make your voice heard for wolves.
Federal officials are evaluating whether gray wolves in all or parts of 29 states should remain protected under the Endangered Species Act, but a decision on those protections will not be made until later this year.
There is no guarantee that these wolves would ultimately be protected under the Endangered Species Act at all.
Recent scientific literature calls into question the science behind the Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections for wolves that may make their way to these areas.But that hasn’t stopped federal officials from barreling forward with their proposal.
The Fish and Wildlife Service needs to ensure that their decisions are based on current science before proposing to remove protections for species under the ESA. Please take a stand for science and for wolves – submit your comments now.
As a former head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, I know how vitally important sound wildlife science is in wolf conservation. I know the vital role that wolves can play in balanced ecosystems. And I know the important difference that comments from caring people like you can make in protecting the animals that you and I care about.
|Jamie Rappaport Clark
Executive Vice President
Defenders of Wildlife