Forty years after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service first listed the Mexican gray wolf, or “lobo,” under the Endangered Species Act, the lobo remains the most endangered gray wolf in the world, with only 97 remaining in the wild at last official count.
For far too long, the Service has allowed anti-wolf politics to drive Mexican wolves towards extinction.
Since the lobo reintroduction program began in the late 1990s, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has never released enough wolves from captivity, not only impeding a steady increase in the lobos’ numbers but also triggering a continual loss of genetic diversity in the wild lobo population over the past 18 years. This decline has to stop.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
12:00 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters
Southwest Regional Office
500 Gold Avenue SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
What to bring:
Come prepared for any weather.
Wear your wolf shirts, hats, ears, and costumes
Bring signs with slogans like:
- More Wolves, Less Politics!
- Release more wolf families!
- The wild needs wolves!
Time is running out for the Mexican gray wolf. Please save the date and spread the word about this important event.