23 Days to Save our Wolves
March 3. 2014
March 3. 2014
Good morning folks at USFWS!
It's a Monday, so we are all back on the job.
The job here is to complete our Gray Wolf recovery. It is incomplete, and we have an issue thats need clarification and resolution, or closure.
We need for you to drop the draft proposal to delist our wolves as endangered species from the Endangered Species Act.
Your proposal is NOT based on sound science. You are mandated by law under the E.S.A. to make any decision involving removing a species from endangered status based on utilizing the "best science".
Seeing how complicated the factors involved are for making a decision to delist or list a species from the E.S.A., we must rely on the most current, accurate, and scientifically sound information to utilize in making that final call. You did have those Wolf science folks on the job. They were included in the PEER review panel.
They understand concepts like "taxonomy", "trophic cascade", and "... among other problems, Chambers et al. 2012 justifies the recognition of C. lycaon based primarily on two non-recombining markers (a mitochondrial gene segment and some Y chromosome markers.)
Most of us still have to haul out a dictionary here, as these are not words we normally use in daily conversation. They are pretty specific words that are used to explain how the loss of our Apex predator will bring about one messed up habitat, without them. You can see from the documentation provided here, that this is one taxing read for the average person who doesn't have a master's degree in Wolf science:
And then we were informed that you, for all intents and purposes, fired the wolf experts who were included in the PEER review panel? The consulting firm who handled the oversight was informed that you thought at least one of the 3 best scientists should not be included, as he had expressed serious concerns about the wisdom of delisting our Gray Wolves.
So, he had to pack his bags and hit the road.
Now it appears that he is back.
I am assuming he still holds his original point of view via wolves:
That they ( Gray Wolves ) have not made a full recovery yet, and should not be categorized as a recovered species, but as an endangered species requiring protection under the E.S.A.
Are you listening to the folks that know about all that there is to know concerning Gray Wolves and their role in our environment?
Because, what I am hearing from them, is that without continued E.S.A. protections, Gray Wolf recovery will not be complete.
Gray Wolves will not recover their population numbers needed to sustain continued existence. They will not survive, without being protected from wolf hunting and wolf trapping.
Speaking of Wolf Trapping ......
That's one nasty issue. It has to go yesterday. The fact that the U.S.A. is one of the last countries on this planet to allow and condone such a hideously cruel method of predator control is an outrage and a national shame.
Hope you have a wonderful day, and I'll look forward to speaking with you again tomorrow!
We have until March 27 . 2014 to leave a comment regarding your thoughts about the seriously bungled Gray Wolf and Mexican Gray Wolf delisting proposal initiated by
Tell them they buggered it up. Big time.
Here's the comment form.
Here are some talking points you can use, swipe, send.
Here's all of the news about what USFWS did ( and 4 petitions to sign from our wonderful advocate friends at Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, and Wildearth Guardians )
In a nutshell? The USFWS cut corners, and used a little creative "in house consulting" utilizing scientific research that was highly dubious. They were legally obligated to rely on independent, non biased review. Appears that they stacked the deck in their favor, as they just do not want to work at keeping wolves as a protected species under the E.S.A.
So, they want to wash their hands of protecting wolves as endangered species. No big secret there.
We can't allow that.
You've seen what ID, MT, WY, MI, MN, and WI state wildlife services have done when USFWS said "Go for it folks, YOU manage your wolves".
2,673 Gray Wolves were "managed". To death.
We need to keep the rest of the Gray Wolves in the USA protected.
THEN we are going to find a way to convince those six states to quit managing the wolves there into oblivion, heading toward yet another apex predator extinction in the lower 48 States.
Please comment and sign those org petitions.
This is SO important, can't stress that enough.