UPDATE: Time Running Out for Gray Wolves

UPDATE 9/5/13:  On Wednesday, September 4th, the USFWS, under sharp rebuke for tainting the process of selecting members of the review panel, extended the public comment period on removal of Gray Wolves from ESA protection until October 28th. Please voice your support for retaining wolf protection through the link noted in the original posting below. For further information on the mishandling of the review panel selection process by the USFWS and the related delay on review of the delisting proposal. see http://www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-wolf-delisting-on-hold-20130812,0,6991561.story.

Original Posting: You have until October 28, 2013 to submit your comments to the USFWS in support of retaining Endangered Species protections for Gray Wolves (Canis lupus) in the contiguous 48 states. Pressure to remove this protection is entirely political with a vast number of wildlife biologists in opposition to delisting. Why keep the protections in place? The short video below tells it all. To submit your comment, please visit: http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=FWS-HQ-ES-2013-0073.

The wolves and ecosystems thank you.

For the wolves… for the land… for us all

The post a few days back (Comment Period on Gray Wolf Delisting) providing info on submitting a comment to the DOI on their plans to remove Gray Wolves from endangered species protection was heartfelt. However, this video from Defenders of Wildlife makes the point much better than any words I can share in this blog. Watch the video then go to the June 26th posting linked above for information on how to submit your comment – for the wolves… for the land…  for us all!