August 13, 2012
Grassroots action works. Thanks to you, the life of the female Mexican gray wolf that was to be shot last week was saved.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) rescinded the order to kill the mother of the Fox Mountain pack. Why? Because you bombarded the USFWS, New Mexico senators and the White House with phone calls. Our thanks go to the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, who offered to care for her so her life could be spared. Sadly, the USFWS says she will never roam free again.
This means she will no longer be raising her pups. This means there is one less breeding female in the wild and one less Mexican wolf in the Gila. With only about 57 in the wild, the Mexican gray wolf is teetering on the brink of extinction. More wolves must be released now.
Mexican wolves urgently need you to make a difference again; a difference that can help save this beautiful and ecologically important canid from extinction. The only way this will happen is if we unite again and again calling for more releases now! Act now, next month, and the month after until the USFWS sets eligible captive wolves free!
Call or email
White House number: 202-456-1111
Senator Tom Udall: www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact
Senator Jeff Bingaman: http://www.bingaman.senate.gov/contact/types/email-issue.cfm
US Fish and Wildlife Service Southwest Regional Office number: 505-248-6911
Letters to the Editor
We also need as many letters to the editor at local newspapers as we can get. Please send us copies of the letters you write even if they don’t go in print.
Thanks for all you do for Mexican wolves!
Learn more about what we’re doing for Mexican gray wolves and look for our special wolf newsletter next month. You can also help by giving online.