On March 15, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) officially proposed removing federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across the entire lower 48 states, a plan that would put the future of the gray wolf and its proven benefits to ecosystems at serious risk, reports NY Wolf Conservation Center

The proposed rule removes federal Endangered Species Act protections for all gray wolves in the contiguous United States except for the population of critically endangered Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico, where only about 114 remain.

TAKE ACTION: TELL THE USFWS TO KEEP WOLVES PROTECTED!

The most effective way to show opposition to USFWS’s delisting proposal is to write personalized comments on the proposed rule in the Federal Register.

Open the suggested talking points here to guide your words.

  1. Use the link above to open optional talking points above to guide your words
  2. Go to the proposed rule on Federal Register here.
  3. Once on the Federal Register, select the “Comment Now!” button.
  4. Type your comment into the box.

The 60-day public comment period remains open through May 14, 2019.

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