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The removal of gray wolves, both the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) and the gray wolf subspecies (Canis lupus) from the endangered species list in 2012 [1] should have signaled a positive change and spoke to the success of conservation efforts. Sadly, much of the work done to increase the wolf population has been undone due to the delisting.

Since the delisting of the gray wolf, there has been a sharp decline in states that now allow wolf hunting, including 24% decline in wolves in Minnesota, and an 18% decline in Wisconsin [2]. Hundreds of wolves are being killed each year, and the populations are not expanding fast enough to outpace the hunters.

Hunting isn't the only cause contributing to the reduction in wolf populations. The continued destruction of their habitat has forced wolves into smaller area, a reduction of about two-thirds their former range, making them even easier for hunters to kill them.

The ruling continues to cause controversy in the scientific community as well. The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), "unanimously decided that the USFWS's earlier decisions were not well supported by the available science." [3] It's clear the decision was hastily rendered, and the effects are painfully clear.

Tell the head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to put the gray wolf back on the Endangered Species list, and help protect the wolf population in the United States!

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To the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,

The 2012 decision to delist gray wolves in 2012 was a signal that wolf populations had recovered, despite the still-low numbers. The delisting opened the door for wolf hunts becoming legal in multiple state across the country. These actions have had a traumatic effect on wolf populations, something that threatens the entire species.

Each year during the hunting season, hundreds of wolves are killed, and the stark population decreases show that the wolf population is not growing nearly fast enough to keep up with the massive loss each year.

The only solution is to relist the gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act, which would eliminate wolf hunting, and allow the population to fully recover over the coming years.

Help protect the wolf population before we lose these incredible creatures for good.


Petition Signatures

Apr 25, 2018 Sophie Benger
Apr 24, 2018 Sharifah Farah Debah Syed Mohammad
Apr 24, 2018 Cinzia Dottori
Apr 23, 2018 Yvonne LeBris Wolves are a necessary part of the ecology, they clean up for us.
Apr 23, 2018 kathleen stanger
Apr 21, 2018 Sabrena Adams
Apr 17, 2018 michel/bernadette charlier/gustin
Apr 17, 2018 Marie-France Taillebois
Apr 16, 2018 danielle jacques
Apr 15, 2018 LUCY JENSON
Apr 15, 2018 Nancy Rooney
Apr 15, 2018 Audrey Glenski
Apr 15, 2018 Martha Vest
Apr 14, 2018 Debra Bradford
Apr 14, 2018 Shannon Taylor
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Patti Wright
Apr 13, 2018 Nathalie VANGERMEZ
Apr 12, 2018 Donna Arnold
Apr 10, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 10, 2018 Ellen Prior
Apr 10, 2018 Liza Ruiz
Apr 9, 2018 Flossie Pruitt
Apr 8, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Apr 7, 2018 Megan McCrea
Apr 7, 2018 Lisa vasta
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Apr 7, 2018 Anne-Marie Henkes
Apr 7, 2018 Christopher Clark
Apr 6, 2018 G. Tompkins
Apr 5, 2018 Lane Page
Apr 5, 2018 Christine Geise
Apr 5, 2018 Robert Reed
Apr 5, 2018 Beau Ryba
Apr 5, 2018 Tilly Hancock
Apr 5, 2018 Cheryl Free
Apr 3, 2018 Nathalie Martel
Apr 2, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Apr 2, 2018 christine resch
Apr 2, 2018 Jene Malcomson
Mar 31, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 31, 2018 A S
Mar 31, 2018 Alyssa Oggiono
Mar 29, 2018 Giustina Casale-Morton
Mar 29, 2018 kaye biggers
Mar 29, 2018 cathy king
Mar 29, 2018 Sarah Chi
Mar 29, 2018 Jan Turner

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