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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

Jul 21, 2018 Kay Holt
Jul 20, 2018 Debi Cortez
Jul 19, 2018 Paul Foulger
Jul 19, 2018 Vanessa Bäßler
Jul 19, 2018 Steviann Yanowitz
Jul 19, 2018 Kathie Boley
Jul 19, 2018 Julia Caliari
Jul 19, 2018 Cindy Stein
Jul 19, 2018 Kate Evans
Jul 19, 2018 Jean-Pierre Lacan
Jul 19, 2018 A Davis
Jul 18, 2018 Silke Kleinhenz
Jul 17, 2018 Etelvina D. Serrano Martínez
Jul 9, 2018 Isabel Carapeto
Jul 6, 2018 Steven Bernstein
Jul 6, 2018 Lynne Minore
Jul 5, 2018 Michelle Sykes
Jul 1, 2018 Richard Bosboom
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Jul 1, 2018 Lauren Jusek
Jun 29, 2018 Frederik van der Vyver
Jun 29, 2018 Natalia Ilina
Jun 29, 2018 Lynn Hansen
Jun 29, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
Jun 29, 2018 Terri Szabacsan
Jun 29, 2018 Lyn Short
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Jun 29, 2018 O C Oliveira
Jun 29, 2018 graciela rodriguez-sero
Jun 29, 2018 David Parker
Jun 29, 2018 David DeWitt
Jun 29, 2018 Maria Schulz
Jun 29, 2018 Holly Nottingham
Jun 29, 2018 Jayne Poplett
Jun 29, 2018 Leslie Vanlessen
Jun 29, 2018 Arlette SIMON
Jun 29, 2018 Gino Czaster
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 24, 2018 Marc Ochs
Jun 21, 2018 Muriel BOU
Jun 19, 2018 Tammi Wells
Jun 17, 2018 Laura Congdon
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 9, 2018 Ana Castro Stop killing wolves! They are essential to a healthy ecosystem.
Jun 8, 2018 Terry Wallerstedt
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Kimberly Worman

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