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Help bring Mexican wolves back to the Grand Canyon region!

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Mexican gray wolves, a critically endangered species with only about 83 individuals in the wild, need the Grand Canyon region's habitats and our northern Arizona wildlands need wolves.

A recent U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal will finally allow Mexican wolves to roam beyond the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area into more of Arizona and New Mexico, but would still impose arbitrary boundaries at I-40. Even this much expansion is loudly opposed by some state and county representatives who want to see the Mexican wolf reintroduction fail. It's time for our County's representatives to come out in support of Mexican wolf recovery!

Please email or call them, using these talking points:
• Wolves are an important part of our natural heritage and have been missing from northern AZ for too long.
• I, and 72% of my fellow citizens, support restoring wolves to suitable habitats in northern AZ, which holds some of the best remaining places for wolves.
• Research has shown that wolves bring tremendous ecological and economic benefits to the areas in which they are restored.
• I urge you to tell the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that you support Mexican wolf recovery and the restoration of wolves to their natural role in northern AZ's Grand Canyon region, including north of I-40.

County Supervisors:
Art Babbott-D1, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (928) 679-7151
Liz Archuleta-D2, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (928) 679-7152
Matt Ryan-D3, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (928) 679-7163
Mandy Metzger-D4, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (928) 679-7154
Lena Fowler-D5, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (928) 679-7751

Thank you for giving Mexican wolves a voice in their future!

Act to keep endangered species protections for wolves

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Public Comment Period open until March 27, 2014

This January the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) published the scientific peer review of their proposed rule to remove gray wolf protections nation-wide. The scientists were unanimous that USFWS has not used the best available science. But the good news is that even the flawed rule proposes recognition and separate protection for the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi).

Even better news is that both USFWS and the scientists agree our lobos are a distinct sub-species of the gray wolf.

Mexican gray wolves (lobos) are at the brink of extinction. Only 83 were found in the wild at the end of 2013.

THESE BEAUTIFUL, ESSENTIAL WOLVES CAN'T WAIT WHILE THE USFWS FIGURES OUT WHAT TO DO WITH GRAY WOLVES AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL: USFWS can and must "decouple" the lobos from the other gray wolves and expedite a separate listing of the Mexican gray wolf subspecies as endangered.

Help Mexican wolves: Attend the USFWS Hearings in AZ and NM!

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We're sorry, the carpool sign up form is closed now.  We hope to you can make it to the hearing in Pinetop, AZ on Tuesday, December 3, 2013!

Location:
Hon-Dah Conference Center, 777 Highway 260, near Pinetop, AZ 85935
(3 miles outside of Pinetop at the Junction of Hwy 260 and Hwy 73)
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Schedule:
From 3:00 p.m. until the hearing ends, conservation groups will host a hospitality room at the Hon-Dah Conference Center where wolf supporters can get information, coffee, and help with comments.
3:30 to 5:00 p.m. US Fish and Wildlife Service Public Information meeting. Be forewarned: the information presented in this meeting will include propaganda to support delisting the gray wolf and reducing protections for Mexican wolves.
6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing on wolf proposals

Save the Lobo at Hon-Dah (near Pinetop, AZ) December 3, 2013

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Testify at a Public Hearing to Save the Lobo from Extinction

Fifteen years after they were reintroduced, only 75 Mexican gray wolves remain in the wild, and they have undergone dangerous genetic deterioration due to government and private shooting and trapping, along with a freeze on wolf releases to the wild.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service now proposes changes to Mexican wolf management —two good changes and many more that threaten the lobos' survival and recovery.

The Fish and Wildlife Service will hold a public hearing on its proposal on Tuesday, December 3 near Pinetop, AZ. Your voice is needed at this hearing to show support for the lobo.

The Koch brothers, secretive anti-conservation billionaires, have teamed up with the agricultural industry to sway the government at this event.

You and other supporters of the Mexican wolf are all that will stand between extinction and survival for these critically endangered, beautiful and intelligent animals.

Please stand up and speak up for the lobo on December 3.

Location:
Hon-Dah Conference Center, 777 Highway 260, near Pinetop, AZ 85935
(3 miles outside of Pinetop at the Junction of Hwy 260 and Hwy 73)
Click here for directions

Schedule:

From 3:00 p.m. until the hearing ends, conservation groups will host a hospitality room at the Hon-Dah Conference Center where wolf supporters can get information, coffee, and help with comments.

3:30 to 5:00 p.m. US Fish and Wildlife Service Public Information meeting Be forewarned: the information presented in this meeting will include propaganda to support delisting the gray wolf and reducing protections for Mexican wolves.

6:00 to 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing on wolf proposals

This is a historic opportunity. A critical mass of supporters at Hon-Dah on December 3 can turn the tide for the Mexican gray wolf. Please save the date and spread the word.

Join the Hon-Dah event in AZ on Facebook here.

A hearing will also be held in Albuquerque, NM on November 20.  See details below.

Sign up for a carpool to the hearings above!

Lobos need you in ABQ, NM on November 20!

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Rally and Testify at a Public Hearing to Save the Lobo from Extinction

Lobos Need You on November 20!

The FWS will hold a public hearing on its proposed rule changes for Mexican wolves on Wednesday, November 20 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Location:
Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Schedule:
Starting at 4 p.m., we will be offering information, materials, coffee, lobo art activities for kids, and support in the Ocotillo II room at the Embassy Suites.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service will open the hearing room at 5 pm so people can begin signing up to speak but we encourage you to come earlier if you can.

From 5:15 to 6 p.m. we invite you to join us outside the hearing location for a sidewalk rally to show public support for the Lobos! Please dress warmly.

6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Public Hearing

This is a historic opportunity. A critical mass of supporters in Albuquerque on November 20 can turn the tide for the Mexican gray wolf. Please save the date and spread the word.

Please attend the USFWS hearing in Pinetop, AZ on December 3rd as well.  See details here.

Participating Organizations:
Defenders of Wildlife ~ Sierra Club-Rio Grande Chapter ~ WildEarth Guardians ~ Center for Biological Diversity ~ New Mexico Chapter of ConservAmerica ~ The Wildlands Network ~ Sierra Club-Grand Canyon Chapter ~ Animal Protection of New Mexico ~ Southwest Environmental Center ~ Grand Canyon Wildlands Council ~ Wolf Conservation Center ~ Conservation Voters New Mexico ~ Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project ~ NM Wilderness Alliance ~ White Mountain Conservation League ~ Western Wildlife Conservancy ~ The Rewilding Institute ~ Great Old Broads For Wilderness ~ Western Watersheds Project ~ NM Audubon Council ~ Animal Defense League of Arizona

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Sign up for a carpool to the hearings here!

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