Over the past few years, lobo supporters have written thousands of letters and emails to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and members of Congress, made phone calls to officials, submitted letters to the editor, and aided the efforts of conservation groups to save the highly endangered Mexican wolf.
These actions are making a real difference. Without these kinds of actions, Mexican wolves would never have been reintroduced in the first place. Because of public pressure and organized support for lobos, the Fish and Wildlife has not killed or removed wolves from the wild for depredations since the beginning of 2008, a big improvement over their actions in 2007, when they removed several entire packs. But with only 50 wolves in the wild, and legislation to remove their protections looming in Congress, more actions are urgently needed.
There are a number of ways for Lobo lovers to stay informed and get more involved with efforts to recover Mexican wolves from the brink of extinction:
to join our email list
to get involved with a group working for wolf recovery near you.
to contact public officials with your support for Lobos.
for tips and contact information for writing letters to the editor.
Check out our Activist Toolkit
for more ideas and materials to take action for wolves!
Thank you again for helping to protect these beautiful animals and for bringing the balance back to southwest landscapes.