Wolves are counting on us
The clock is ticking toward the end of our fiscal year — and so is the clock for gray wolves. Right now, the Trump administration is deciding whether wolves will keep the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), or become vulnerable to legal hunting and trapping nationwide.
Help fuel our work in the year to come.
With your support, we’ve stood up for wolves before. When the administration first announced the awful plan to delist wolves, you sprang into action and helped us deliver more than 40,000 petitions to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS).
Now, we need to be ready to defend wolves again. The delisting news could come at any moment. Will you help us meet our $10,000 goal?1
Why is it especially important to prepare to defend wolves right now?
Why is it especially important to prepare to defend wolves right now? It’s because gray wolves are in unprecedented danger — and their cousins, the red wolves and Mexican gray wolves, can’t be forgotten either.
- Gray wolves are on the cusp of losing vital protection. The Endangered Species Act protects most wolves and their habitat from devastating hunting and trapping for now — but the Trump administration is in the process of trying to remove that protection. If it’s successful, wolf protection will fall to individual states, which we know leads to disaster thanks to examples like Wyoming’s annual wolf hunts on Yellowstone’s doorstep.
- There could be as few as 14 red wolves left in the wild. The rarest wolves in the world are vanishing before our very eyes, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is remaining silent about what — if anything — it’s doing to save them from extinction.1 We’re campaigning to hold the FWS accountable and ensure that the last wild wolves get the support they need to survive.
- A unique American wolf subspecies is still endangered. There are fewer than 200 Mexican gray wolves, or lobos, left in the wild — and the small population faces dangers at every turn. In 2019, at least four lobos were caught in traps, sometimes leading to death or requiring the amputation of a leg.2 We’re working to ensure that the newest management plan for lobos will support their ongoing recovery.
For the sake of wolves nationwide, we need to work together to keep these campaigns going strong in the next fiscal year. Don’t miss the midnight deadline. Donate today.
- Bo Petersen, “Only 14 red wolves remain in SC wild, and US agency won’t say what they’re doing about it,” The Post and Courier, October 16, 2019.
- Rebecca Moss, “Wildlife advocates say traps harm Mexican gray wolf recovery efforts in New Mexico,” Santa Fe New Mexican, February 12, 2019.