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Action: Tell the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to protect wolves!

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission is considering a resolution opposing Mexican gray wolf recovery in Colorado.

The proposed resolution shuts the door on wolf recovery before it can even begin in Colorado, which has some of the best remaining suitable habitat for wolves in the Lower 48. Colorado habitat is essential to the endangered Mexican gray wolf, whose recovery now depends, according to the best available science, on establishing a core population in the state.

Please save the date to speak for wolves at the January 13th Commission meeting and a rally the same day. This will kick off a four state day of action for wolves in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona.

Rally and Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission Meeting
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunter Education Building
6060 Broadway
Denver, Colorado
Please RSVP here


The rally will start at 2 p.m. Supporters are urged to show up early (1:30-1:45 p.m.) to fill out speaker cards for the commission meeting before the rally begins.

The anti-wolf resolution is on the commission meeting agenda for 4 p.m. Please bring your testimony in writing in case they do not allow everyone to speak. Representatives from conservation groups will have stickers and other means of making your support for wolves visible during the meeting.

Defenders of Wildlife has scheduled two briefings to help people understand the issues involved and prepare to participate in the meeting. Gary Wockner, wolf advocate/expert and member of the Colorado Wolf Working Group, will be speaking at both briefings and will provide tips for how to testify in front of the Commission as an effective wolf advocate.

Colorado wolf resolution in-person briefing
When: Thursday, January 7, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm-8:00 pm, with the presentation set to begin at 6:30pm
Where: Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Please RSVP to CCattelino@defenders.org for full address and other information.

Colorado wolf resolution virtual briefing
When: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Please RSVP to CCattelino@defenders.org for call-in information.

The proposed resolution, based on a letter sent by Governor Hickenlooper, along with the Governors of  Arizona, New Mexico and Utah to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, ignores the best available science, misinterprets the Endangered Species Act, and violates the Commission’s public trust responsibility to conserve wildlife for current and future generations.

Please urge the Commission stop this anti-wolf resolution in its tracks! Save the dates to speak for wolves in Denver in January.

You can also help by sending a message to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission through Defenders of Wildlife’s and WildEarth Guardians’ sites and by sending messages to Secretary Jewell and Director Ashe urging them not to let state politics interfere with science based recovery.

We can overcome state opposition to wolf recovery if we all work together.

The rally in Colorado in January is part of a Day of Action that includes wolf supporters in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, as well as in Colorado, to tell the four corners states’ officials to promote, rather than prevent, wolf recovery.

Thank you giving these critically endangered wolves a voice.

Photo courtesy of Endangered Wolf Center.


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