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Documents Reveal State Officials, Not Scientists, Led Decision to Strip Endangered Species Protections From Wolves - TAKE ACTIO


Animals  (tags: endangered, wildlife, gray wolves, Centre for Biological Diversity, Endangered Species )

Lynn
- 279 days ago - biologicaldiversity.org
Documents obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show last month's proposal to remove most federal protections for gray wolves was preordained three years ago in a series of meetings ...



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Lynn Squance (219)
Monday July 15, 2013, 12:02 am
According to the Centre for Biological Diversity, the Endangered Species Act’s science-based mandate for delisting was sidestepped for political expediency.

The Endangered Species Act 1973. says:
http://www.epw.senate.gov/esa73.pdf
Q:\COMP\WILDLIFE\ESA73
January 24, 2002 223 Sec. 2 ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973
(b) PURPOSES.—The purposes of this Act are to provide a means whereby the ecosystems upon which endangered species and threatened species depend may be conserved, to provide a program for the conservation of such endangered species and threatened species, and to take such steps as may be appropriate to achieve the purposes of the treaties and conventions set forth in subsection (a) of this section.

Q:\COMP\WILDLIFE\ESA73
January 24, 2002 223 Sec. 3 ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973
Under definitions
(3) The terms ‘‘conserve,’’ ‘‘conserving,’’ and ‘‘conservation’’ mean to use and the use of all methods and procedures which are necessary to bring any endangered species or threatened species to the point at which the measures provided pursuant to this Act are no longer necessary. Such methods and procedures include, but are not limited to, all activities associated with scientific resources management such as research, census, law enforcement, habitat acquisition and maintenance, propagation, live trapping, and transplantation, and, in the extraordinary case where population pressures within a given ecosystem cannot be otherwise relieved, may include regulated taking.

As the second point says: "... the use of all methods and procedures which are necessary to bring any endangered species or threatened species to the point at which the measures provided ...are no longer necessary. Such methods and procedures include, but are not limited to, all activities associated with scientific resources management such as research, census, law enforcement, habitat acquisition and maintenance, propagation, live trapping, and transplantation..."

At the sessions with USFW where the issue of wolf protections were discussed, there was not scientific input, and decisions were made by local USFW officials. Below is a link to a petition requesting that Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe extend the comment period and hold public hearings in five key cities within regions where so much more can be done to recover wolves to our national landscape.

Give Wolves a Fighting Chance Petition

Please sign. Wolves are such an important part of the ecosystem and we need them.

Thanks to Mitchell D who came across this and asked me to publish it.
 

Genoveva M M. (323)
Monday July 15, 2013, 12:33 am
Signed, noted and share. Thanks Lynn
 

Giana Peranio Paz (367)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:05 am
Thank you for taking action on "Give Wolves a Fighting Chance." Your letter will be delivered to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe. Thanks Lynn, hope this helps! Poor wolves.
 

Ljiljana Milic (108)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:47 am
Thank you for taking action on "Give Wolves a Fighting Chance." Your letter will be delivered to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
Signed & Noted & Thanks for posting Lynn.
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Monday July 15, 2013, 3:06 am
It's about ranchers, herders, and hunters not about animals who need to be protected.
 

Julie E. (247)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:30 am
Noted, signed and shared.
Thank you for taking action on "Stop the Plan to Slaughter Wolves." Your letter will be delivered to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
 

NO MORE FWD to Ana Marija R (220)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:32 am
Done. ...
Thank you, Lynn.
 

Liliana Garcia (58)
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:43 am
Where do we sign? I went to the link but didn't see anything except the statement. If the trend continues, most people will decide to skip college altogether. Money talks and knowledge stinks... That appears to be the motto in good, old USA!
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Monday July 15, 2013, 6:53 am
The petition link is near the bottom of Lynn's first post on this thread.
Signed, thanks Lynn!
 

Susan Allen (209)
Monday July 15, 2013, 7:07 am
Noted, signed and shared
 

Lisa AWAY Neste (696)
Monday July 15, 2013, 7:22 am
Thank you for taking action on "Give Wolves a Fighting Chance." Your letter will be delivered to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
 

Elizabeth O. (88)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:23 am
Signed.
 

Constance F. (434)
Monday July 15, 2013, 8:57 am
Thank you for posting !
Previously signed and shared
 

Mitchell D. (123)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:55 am
LYNN, YOU ABSOLUTELY ROCK!!!
 

Terrie Williams (753)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:17 am
Thank you for taking action on "Give Wolves a Fighting Chance." Your letter will be delivered to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
Signed, noted and shared
 

Mitchell D. (123)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:25 am
People. PLEASE spread this around to as many of your contacts as possible. The improper method used by the gov't agency to do the de-listing may just be the vulnerability we need to pounce upon!
 

Jeaneen Andretta (60)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:32 am
signed, thank you Lynn for the petition site.
 

Mike M. (53)
Monday July 15, 2013, 11:16 am
N&S
 

cecily w. (0)
Monday July 15, 2013, 11:18 am
Signed. For the sake of "political expediency", we should expediently move some politicians and appointees out of office.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (171)
Monday July 15, 2013, 11:31 am
podpisane
 

Kathleen R. (130)
Monday July 15, 2013, 12:53 pm
noted
 

tasunka m. (334)
Monday July 15, 2013, 1:44 pm
signed...what sneaks!
 

Melania Padilla (165)
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:05 pm
Already signed :)
 

Sheila D. (24)
Monday July 15, 2013, 2:44 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Lynn. It's a tragedy our country is repeating; annihilating all the wolves, thinking this is the answer to their problems. And all they're really doing is destroying the ecosystem and the environment where wolves are a necessity. Science has proven this. "Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it."
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday July 15, 2013, 4:37 pm
Signed & noted. Thanks, Lynn.
 

pam w. (187)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:02 pm
Hmmmm...could money have been involved here?
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:15 pm
Whoever made the decisions, and for whatever reasons they were made, they are bad decisions and need to be reversed. Have already signed several petitions and of course signed this one too.
 

Carlene V. (201)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:20 pm
We all know who is behind the fish and game agencies right? Ranchers who want the OK to kill off these beautiful animals that are part of nature's plan. Will gladly sign the petition with hope for the wolves in all states.
 

Dianne D. (450)
Monday July 15, 2013, 5:41 pm
thanks Lynn for giving us the link to the petition. Signed.
 

Myron Scott (70)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:00 pm
No surprise, but important to realize - and resist.
 

janet f. (29)
Monday July 15, 2013, 9:11 pm
Does anyone doubt that the Fish and Wildlife Service is a corrupt branch of the US gov't and is run by hunters for hunters? These people have got to go.
 

Liliana Garcia (58)
Monday July 15, 2013, 10:17 pm
Thanks Kenneth. I believe I got it right now. (Signed.)
 

GGmaSheila D. (89)
Monday July 15, 2013, 11:39 pm
Noted - I guess this proves that the Fish & Wildlife Service doesn't work for the people who pay their salaries. Who gave them the right to hand over "the reins"?? Getting so angry over the government agencies making decisions without the actual authority to do so. So sick of it!
 

Inge Bjorkman (98)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 12:43 am
Signed
 

Nyack Clancy (386)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 1:23 am
Center for Biological Diversity

Thank you for taking action on "Give Wolves a Fighting Chance." Your letter will be delivered to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (259)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 2:04 am
Signed.
 

Veronique L. (213)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:08 am
Thank you Kenneth, I couldn't find the petition!!
 

Veronique L. (213)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:08 am
Noted and signed.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (479)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 3:43 am
Noted
 

Sara P. (54)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 5:43 am
Petition signed, thanks Lynn!
 

Lona Goudswaard (61)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 8:15 am
N&S
 

Ruth S. (307)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 10:24 am
Done!
 

. (0)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:05 am
sadly signed. This comes as no surprise as animals are not high on the political agenda. TY Lynn
 

Mike and Janis B. (6)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 11:06 am
Bribes from ranchers and their lobbyists are the problem. Delisting wolves is wrong and totally stupid but there you go we're talking money not sense.
 

Roxy H. (340)
Tuesday July 16, 2013, 4:21 pm
Thanks Lynn
 

Charlene Rush (32)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 10:20 pm
HOW SHOCKING!
 

Gina Caracci (230)
Friday July 19, 2013, 7:22 pm
not surprised..im sure big ag had a hand in the pay offs,,signed this and many others against the bloodlust
 

Pat A. (117)
Sunday July 21, 2013, 9:03 am
Typical and vile. Signed - many thanks Lynn.
 

Sue H. (1)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:16 am
signed and noted, what a sad place this world will be if the wolves are eradicated. What will our descendants think of us if we do not stop the madness?
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Tuesday August 6, 2013, 9:46 am
Not rigth ;(
 
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