All the wolves living in USA are related, and each group is a sub-species, because they have slight genetic variations, like colour. The wolf has been hunted ever since the first settlers set foot on the American continent and were astonished by its wildlife. Wolves have been hunted since 1600s and the hunt is still going strong. WHY? The wolf, tempted by the smells of any human waste, just follow their noses to find something to eat. The urbanization has caused much grief to the wolf by diminishing its habitats in all of USA. the persistent hunt for wolf and also bounty hunt for wolf in not sustainable development of the species, on the contrary wolves are slaughtered mercilessly regardless to its sub-species and population numbers. All wolves were almost hunted to extinction in 1600s, and at the of 1800s, their numbers were dwigling and they became highly endangered, and even though the population started to grow, it was quite inbred at first, but fortunately stray wolves joined the packs and brought with them new genetic material. some wolf species were killed to extinction, and they no longer remain in the nature, only in zoological museums as stuffed exhibits and not good at all.
We must protect all wolves, we cannot afford to lose any more sub-species, the loss has already been too great, it has wiped out several endemic wolf populations. And the relentless killings in North America continued as man moved eastward, wiping out species after species.
Seven races of the gray wolf are now extinct by human actions: bounty hunting and fur hunting. The red wolf, the Newfoundland race was the first to become extinct. The red wolf became extinct in the wild in the 1970s, A reintroduction program in portions of its original range has brought the species back, and about 100 - 200 red wolves now live in the wild. Around 1911, the Newfoundland race of gray wolves, pure white, and large. was the first to become extinct.
All the wild animals, what ever they feed on, have their own ecological niche in the ecosystem and taking one factor out the balance will be disturbed and the change will not be for the betters, a wolves keep the rodent population under control (rodents are a staple art of wolves' diet). The desire to wipe out wildlife on this planet has reached its all time high, and as the competition of fossil fuel goes on, more wildlife will be threatened by killings thus making then endangered an also vulnerable. That is not sustainable development, but a plan of a genocide. All sub-species of wolves need legal protection in the USA.
GRAY WOLVES: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/597/028/373/?z00m=20546725#13674007301492&action=fb_connect&fb_id=0
WESTERN WOLVES: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/747/991/812/maintain-federal-protection-for-western-wolves/MEXIVAN WOLF: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/tell-us-fish-and-wildlife-service-release-mexican-wolves-into-new-mexico-before-its-too-late/
CALIFORNIAN WOLVES: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/991/349/771/please-extend-california-endangered-species-act-protection-to-gray-wolves
YELLOWSOTE WOLVES: yellowstone http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/150/332/593/
ALBERTA WOLVES: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/296/550/793/
BRITISH COLUMBIA: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/872/960/647/block-the-wolf-kill-contest-in-british-columbia/
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/422/016/124/save-the-red-wolf-from-extinction/#13674035928602&action=fb_connect&fb_id=0 THIS NEEDS TEN x MORE SIGNATURES!
All wolves will be very vulnerable in the future, if the hunting is allowed to continue at its present rate and if the bans in the Red list are lifted. Every wolf populatioin is different from another due to itse unique habitat, and if man destoys some habitats, sub-species living in them are gone forever. We need our wolves, please, take action now, soon it may be too late.