Wolves Need You on November 20 Rally with us in Albuquerque!

 

Mexican_wolf_and_pup_horizontal_pc_Cincinnati_Zoo495x252The US Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to strip gray wolves’ endangered species protections and make other changes that threaten the survival and recovery of Mexican gray wolves.

Fifteen years after they were reintroduced, only 75 Mexican gray wolves remain in the wild. Due to a freeze on wolf releases to the wild, and government and private shooting and trapping, they are suffering dangerous genetic deterioration.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) now proposes changes to Mexican wolf management — two good changes and many more that will worsen the lobo’s already-tenuous plight.

The FWS will hold a public hearing on its proposal on Wednesday, November 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  They must listen to all those speaking up for and against the lobo.

The Koch brothers, secretive anti-conservation and anti-labor billionaires, have teamed up with the livestock industry to sway the government at this event.

You and other supporters of the Mexican wolf are all that will stand between extinction and survival for these critically endangered, beautiful, intelligent animals.

Please speak up for the lobo November 20!

Event Location:

Embassy Suites, 1000Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Starting at 4 p.m., we will be offering information, materials, coffee, and support in the Ocotillo room at the hearing venue.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will open the hearing room at 5 pm so people can begin signing up to speak, but we encourage you to come earlier if you can.

From 5:15 to 6 p.m. we invite you to join us outside the hearing location for a sidewalk rally to show public support for the Lobos! (please dress warmly).

6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Public Hearing

This is a historic opportunity. A critical mass of supporters in Albuquerque on November 20 can turn the tide for the Mexican gray wolf.  Please save the date and spread the word.

  Participating Organizations:

Defenders of Wildlife ~ Sierra Club-Rio Grande Chapter ~ WildEarth Guardians ~ Center for Biological Diversity ~ New Mexico Chapter of ConservAmerica ~ The Wildlands Network ~ Sierra Club-Grand Canyon Chapter ~ Animal Protection of New Mexico ~ Southwest Environmental Center ~ Grand Canyon Wildlands Council ~
Wolf Conservation Center ~ Conservation Voters New Mexico ~ Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project ~ NM Wilderness Alliance ~ White Mountain Conservation League ~ Western Wildlife Conservancy ~ The Rewilding Institute ~ Great Old Broads For Wilderness ~ Western Watersheds Project ~ NM Audubon Society

For more information, go to www.mexicanwolves.org

 

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