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Help ensure continued protections for wolves across the lower-48 states! You can make a difference by writing to Obama administration officials to urge them not to drop federal protections for wolves across much of the United States.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed lifting federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves across nearly the entire lower-48 states. This would be a disastrous setback for gray wolf recovery in the United States.

The recovery of gray wolves is an American success story, from their reintroduction in the northern Rocky Mountains to their comeback in the western Great Lakes states. But there are few, if any, gray wolves in the vast majority of their former range. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes gray wolf federal protections, wolves in the Pacific Northwest, California, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast will face even more difficult odds than they do already.

It is critical that the administration not proceed with a blanket national delisting of the gray wolf, when wolves are still missing across so much of the U.S. landscape.

Urge President Obama and Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to maintain protections for gray wolves in the lower-48 states.

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Maintain protections for gray wolves in the lower-48 states

Dear President Obama and Secretary Jewell,



I am writing to urge you to maintain federal Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in most of the lower-48 states.

A blanket, premature delisting of gray wolves across much of this country would severely threaten gray wolf recovery in the United States. There are still few, if any, gray wolves in the vast majority of their former range. If the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removes gray wolf federal protections, wolves in the Pacific Northwest, California, the southern Rocky Mountains, and the Northeast will face even more difficult odds than they do already.

Maintaining federal protections for wolves across the lower-48 states is important for preserving already-limited opportunities for wolves to recover in additional parts of the United States, and to encourage wolves to mingle with the Yellowstone population--the most genetically isolated population of gray wolves in the northern Rockies.

Wolves are a keystone species--their presence is critical to maintaining the structure and integrity of their native ecosystems. I urge you to cancel plans to delist the gray wolf across much of the lower-48 states. Such a delisting would be premature and disastrous for gray wolf recovery in the United States.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[City, State ZIP]

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