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Our wolves need us now more than ever! But if you write one letter keep a copy, then just paste into the separate emails and submissions links you should be able to get through a lot of them ,Talking points appear at the bottom after the list of papers:

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Roxie H (350)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 2:53 pm


I know I have hit you hard and heavy this week with requests for letters to the editor, but with the good news we received yesterday it is important that we do not take this as a total victory and get complacent. The decision to delist wolves in the lower 48 has been delayed/postponed. This is reason to celebrate for sure! But it has not been permanently canceled, so now, more than ever, we need to speak up against delisting, as we don’t know how soon this may resurface.

The following AP article appears in several papers (I have included the linked article for just one as they are the same article). Please write one letter and send the same letter to each paper. Keep your letter to 150 words so that we can meet the word requirement for all papers. I know I am asking a lot-you will probably think I have totally lost my mind-there are 39 papers on this list. If you can’t do them all, then please do what you can. But if you write one letter keep a copy, then just paste into the separate emails and submissions links you should be able to get through a lot of them between today and tomorrow (Please do not put all of the papers on the same email) Our wolves need us now more than ever. And I promise I won’t send anymore letter requests this week! Also, please email the Department of the Interior with your comments (So I guess that makes 40) at Talking points appear at the bottom after the list of papers:


Papers (39)

The Sacramento Bee

Oakland Tribune

The Miami Herald

Independent Record

Great Falls Tribune (check letter to the editor)

The Montana Kaimin

Houston Chronicle

Fresno Bee

The Kansas City Star

The Modesto Bee

Connecticut Post

The Sentinel

The Wichita Eagle

Beatrice Daily Sun


Charlotte Observer

Westport News

The News Tribune

Merced Sun-Star

The Olympian

Daily Herald

Gettysburg Times

The Journal Times

The Post Star

AZ Daily Sun

Ventura County Star


News Press Now

St Louis Post Dispatch

The Herald Palladium

Santa Maria Times

Auburn Citizen

Press of Atlantic City

Herald Standard

The Garden Island

Talking points. Please use your own words.

Ø Although I am excited about the postponement of wolf delisting in the lower 48 states, I know that this is only a postponement, and I want to make sure wolves retain protections under the Endangered Species Act (Say something to this effect in your letter to explain why you are writing)

Ø More than 1,100 wolves have been killed through hunting and trapping in the Northern Rockies since Congress stripped them of Endangered Species Act protection in 2011.

Ø It’s estimated that more than 560 have been killed this season alone, and that number continues to increase rapidly.

Ø Wolves play a significant role in ecosystem health. They help keep large herd animal populations in check, which can benefit numerous other plant and animal species. The carcasses of their prey also help to redistribute nutrients and provide food for other wildlife species, most notably other scavengers. Indeed, scientists are just beginning to understand the full positive ripple effects that large predators contribute in nature.

Ø Wolves and the ESA are popular with the public.

1. A recent Harris poll found that 84 percent of Americans from all walks of life, ethnicities and political persuasions strongly support the Endangered Species Act.

Ø This proposal would be a fundamental shift in the protection of imperiled species in the U.S.

Ø This rule would harm wolves and weaken the integrity of the E.S.A., opening the door to more political assaults on other imperiled and iconic species.

Ø The delisting two years ago of wolves in the Northern Rockies, and proposed nationwide delisting, are driven by politics, not science. These policies have turned a species conservation success into an assault on the laws that protect all species.


Ø Forty years ago we as a nation stood up and successfully stopped extinction by creating the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Ø Top predators like wolves are vital to keeping the land healthy and productive for us all. This is proven by the major improvements seen in Yellowstone N.P. since the wolf was restored.

Ø Healthy ecosystems provide Americans with essential life-sustaining services virtually free of charge, helping to purify our water, control the climate, recycle nutrients and protect us from extreme flooding.

Ø According to a 2011 study prepared for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, these ecosystem “services” as provided by habitat in the lower U.S. amounts to $1.6 trillion annually, a figure equivalent to more than 10 percent of the U.S. GDP!

How to Write Your Letter

Please stick to 150 words so that you can use the sane letter for all papers.

Be concise, make one or two points. Don’t attempt to make too many points, this gets confusing.

Where you can, personalize the letter; tell a story. i.e. “Wolves are important to me because….” Etc.

Thank the paper for publishing the letter to the editor. Praising the paper helps your letter get published.

If you feel uncertain about your letter, I am happy to review it, make suggestions. Send to

Submit your letter as soon as possible. This increases your chances of getting published.

If you can, please send me a copy of your letter for tracking purposes so that we can see what is being published. Send your letter

Thank you for your hard work for wolves!

Best regards,

Janet Hoben, MS, MBA

Chairperson, LTE Committee

National Wolfwatcher Coalition



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Kelly Rogers (303)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 3:22 pm
Sent my letter to be looked over. ty

Angelika R (143)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 4:52 pm
Thanks for the temporary good news, at least they showed a reaction to the wide outrage and protests!
Email sent to Sec. Jewell, will work on some more later.

Camilla Vaga (67)
Tuesday May 21, 2013, 11:12 pm
action taken

Danuta W (1248)
Wednesday May 22, 2013, 4:39 am

. (0)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 4:12 am
noted,thank you

PlsNoMessage se (588)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 5:00 am

Ann B (60)
Thursday May 23, 2013, 8:28 pm
noted, thanks Roxie
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