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Take Action: Comments Needed to Ensure Mexican Wolves' Future!


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Roxy
- 391 days ago - mexicanwolves.org
TELL USFWS TO QUIT STALLING AND COMPLETE A COMPREHENSIVE RECOVERY PLAN - AND LET THE PUBLIC SEE IT - BEFORE DOING ANY TINKERING WITH THE CURRENT RULE



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Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:08 am
Proposed USFWS Rule changes regarding reintroduction into the wild of the Mexican Gray Wolf

Recently the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed changes to the rules guiding the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction.

The proposed rule is very important to the future of Mexican wolves in the wild. Please comment, using the following points:


One very good and many very bad changes are proposed:


The good change is to allow direct releases of Mexican wolves into parts of New Mexico and additional areas in Arizona. This change has been recommended by experts for over 10 years and can be made faster and with less bureaucratic delay than any other part of the proposed rule

•TELL USFWS TO PUT THE REST OF THEIR PROPOSED RULE ON HOLD AND SPEED UP APPROVAL FOR MORE DIRECT RELEASES INTO ADDITIONAL AREAS.



The bad changes include:


By labeling all of the wild wolves as “nonessential” the USFWS ignores science and the reality of 15 years of experience with reintroducing wolves

The USFWS claims that even if all of the 75 wolves in the wild are wiped out this is not “likely to appreciably reduce the likelihood” of recovery of Mexican wolves in the wild.

When the current rule declared wolves in the wild “nonessential” there were only 11 wolves, recently released from a captive breeding program and they made up only 7% of all Mexican wolves in the world.

Now the 75 wolves in the wild have up to four generations of experience in establishing packs and raising pups and are over 22% of all of the Mexican wolves in the world.

After four more generations of captive breeding with few releases (only one in the last five years), scientists warn that there may be serious genetic problems making captive wolves less able to thrive in the wild.

•TELL USFWS THAT THE FOURTH GENERATION WILD LOBOS ARE NOT EXPENDABLE AND ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF RECOVERING THIS UNIQUE SUBSPECIES OF WOLF


The proposed rule puts the cart before the horse and should come with or after – not before – an updated recovery plan

USFWS admits that their present, typewritten, 1982 recovery plan is not scientifically sound and does not meet current legal requirements – yet in its proposed rule USFWS continues to emphasize a woefully inadequate population of only 100 wolves in the wild

When USFWS published the current rule in 1998 they said they expected to put out a new recovery plan for the public to comment on later that year; 15 years later, there still is no scientific or legally adequate recovery plan!

•TELL USFWS TO QUIT STALLING AND COMPLETE A COMPREHENSIVE RECOVERY PLAN – AND LET THE PUBLIC SEE IT – BEFORE DOING ANY TINKERING WITH THE CURRENT RULE (except for allowing wolves to be reintroduced into additional suitable places)


USFWS’s decision on the proposed rule can help Mexican wolves finally thrive or can push them closer to extinction. Please submit your comments here and ask others who care about Mexican wolves to do the same.

Thank you!
 

Veronique L. (210)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:07 am
Noted thanks Roxy!
 

Natasha Salgado (518)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:43 am
Already done! Thx Roxy
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:09 am
Comment submitted and shared ~ thank you Roxy !
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf

Agency: FWS
Document ID: FWS-R2-ES-2013-0056-0001
 

Chris W. (91)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:04 pm
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf

Agency: FWS
 

Steve S. (67)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:14 pm
Thank you for submitting your comment on the Proposed Rule:
Your comment was submitted successfully !
 

sierra d. (55)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:59 pm
Sent Ty! Your comment was submitted successfully !
 

Razzbarry F. (30)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:48 am
Thanks Rox!
the Mexican Wolf

Agency: FWS
Document ID: FWS-R2-ES-2013-0056-0001
 

Danuta Watola (1191)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:43 am
noted
 

Waltraud U. (75)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:59 pm
done Roxy - my fayorite harsh comment - but not as harsh as they are able to kill !
 

Mike M. (55)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:05 pm
N&S Your comment was submitted successfully!
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:18 pm
Thanks.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 2:30 pm
Done.!!
 

Janet R. (34)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:02 pm
Thanks, Roxy. I did make a comment regarding the Mexican wolf to FWS.
 

Mandy A. (93)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:36 pm
Thank you for submitting a comment on the following Proposed Rule:
Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf
 

Jerry B. (120)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:53 pm
Noted..thanks Roxy!
 

Ruth S. (307)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:14 pm
Please, let them live in PEACE!
 

Joe R. (189)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:20 pm
Thanks Roxy!!!
 

Barbara V. (51)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:51 pm
I already wrote on the Mexican wolf. In essence I said I hoped they would be left alone from the no-necks constantly slaughtering them. Stupid, insensitive no-necks.
 

Leslene Dunn (73)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:18 pm
Done with thanks - my argument is always this - who gives anyone the right to decide which animal lives or dies. If they think they have that right then I too have the right to kill off humans that I don't like. Why should it be any different for the human race which in my own opinion is a damn disgrace to this earth.
 

Aud nordby (711)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:33 pm
N&S
 

Inge Bjorkman (137)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:57 am
Noted
 

Mm M. (448)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:14 am
E-mailed officials, thank you dear Roxy for all you do for these "family" creatures. They need help. xx
Arizona Members of Congress

Senator John McCain: http://mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Contact.ContactForm

Senator Jeff Flake: http://www.flake.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick: https://kirkpatrick.house.gov/contact/email-me

Congressman Ron Barber: https://barber.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Congressman Raul M. Grijalva: http://grijalva.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=126§iontree=2126

Congressman Paul A. Gosar: https://gosar.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Congressman Matt Salmon: https://salmon.house.gov/contact/email-me

Congressman David Schweikert: https://schweikert.house.gov/contact-form

Congressman Ed Pastor: https://forms.house.gov/pastor/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm

Congressman Trent Franks: https://franks.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema: https://sinema.house.gov/contact/email-me



New Mexico members of Congress:



Senator Senator Tom Udall: http://www.tomudall.senate.gov/?p=contact

Senator Martin Heinrich: http://www.heinrich.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Congresswoman Michelle Lujan Grisham: https://lujangrisham.house.gov/contact/email-me

Congressman Steve Pearce: https://pearce.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

Congressman Ben Ray Lujan: http://forms.house.gov/lujan/webforms/issue_subscribe.htm
 

Nils Anders Lunde (544)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:39 am
Noted
 

Tanya W. (45)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:18 am
Noted and comment submitted.
 

Michael M. (58)
Monday July 29, 2013, 3:50 pm
Rox, the Draft Revised Recovery Plan for this Mexican Wolf subspecies in AZ/NM is due out, but you can bet they're waiting for reclassification in the evil proposal to remove Gray Wolf protection.

No doubt there are two scenarios waiting.

BE ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU DO NOT SIGN ONTO REMOVING GRAY WOLF PROTECTIONS - refer to asking for withdrawal of delisting proposal in any comments you make.

There will be ample time to comment on the Mexican Wolf Program proposal when it is published alone, in full, without your inadvertently acting to delist the Gray Wolf.

The recovery area, or at least the 10j area (this is NOT a good rule, but has been in effect since early in the Cheney dynasty) is between Interstate 40 and about Interstate 10 and the border of Texas.

THe experimental population area is much smaller, but still large. Since a big part is White Mountain APache, there is some hope for success. Realise, please, that they work it slowly in hope of reducing the kill-em-all cowboy ethic that goes on there.

What you want is to retain severe regullation of those who want to kill wolves.

Here's USFWS site for the Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan

http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/mexicanwolf/index.cfm

Once again, do NOT forget to emphasize that the delisting proposal for the Gray Wolf is misguided, opposed by researchers who worked on the issue, prevents successful dispersal, and that states have shown that they will kill America's wolves down to numbers too small to support long-term survival.

Do NOT forget to ask for withdrawal of the proposal to delist.

 

Dianne D. (456)
Friday August 9, 2013, 1:49 pm
Submitted my comments.
 
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