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From: "Rodger Schlickeisen, Defenders of Wildlife" <defenders@...
Subject: BREAKING: Bush/Cheney Admin. Puts Hundreds of Yellowstone Area Wolves at Risk
Federal officials are nearing a decision on wolf management in the Greater Yellowstone region.
Help us ensure that wolves remain protected.
Under Idahos lax wolf plan, even pups could be killed.
While most Americans have been celebrating the holidays, officials in the Bush/Cheney Administration have been working behind the scenes to pave the way for the killing of hundreds of wolves in the Greater Yellowstone area.
Dont let them get away
with it! Urge U.S. Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne to abandon his efforts to allow states to start killing wolves and stop promoting the premature de-listing of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies.
Over the last several weeks, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been quietly moving forward with rule changes that would allow officials in Idaho and Wyoming to begin killing wolves even before gray wolves are removed from the list of federally protected threatened and endangered species.
This latest proposal would jump start plans to use fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and other means to kill hundreds of wolves in Idaho, leaving only a few more than 200 wolves in the state. In fact, three-quarters of the wolves in the Lolo District of the Clearwater National Forest could be removed
even before they are de-listed.
And, unfortunately, its not just Idahos wolves that are threatened by the proposal. Hundreds of wolves in Wyoming could
be shot and trapped under the new rules -- whether wolves are removed from the endangered and threatened species list or not.
A decision on the proposal is expected in the next few weeks. Please email Secretary Kempthorne right now and let him know that you oppose any proposal that would threaten the long-term future of wolves in the Northern Rockies and Greater Yellowstone Region.
And the outlook for Wyoming wolves wont improve any if, as expected, the Bush/Cheney Administration eliminates Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies early next year.
On December 14th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officially approved the State of Wyomings wolf management plan, allowing state officials to use aerial gunning and snares to shoot and trap as many as two-thirds of the wolves in the state.
Just last week, Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV), Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD), George Miller (D-CA), Jim
Saxton (R-NJ) and Norm Dicks (D-WA) warned in a letter to Secretary Kempthorne that de-listing wolves in the Northern Rockies now is a mistake.
In the letter, this bipartisan group of lawmakers cited grave concerns with the state wolf management plans approved by the Bush/Cheney Administration and their potential impact on the future of wolves in the region.
Take a stand now. Send Secretary Kempthorne a message now and let him know that youre outraged by the Bush/Cheney Administrations actions and that you want a sustainable future for wolves in the region.
Defenders is mustering our resources to fight these terrible proposals in the weeks ahead. But right now, we need you to speak out for wolves with your message.
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Subject: Al needs YOU - help us finish the quarter strong!
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