Save Wolverines from Extinction

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Target: Dan Ashe, Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service

Goal: Add the wolverine to the nation’s list of endangered species.

Only 300 wolverines remain in the wild of the American west. Most of them reside in one state, Montana. Wolverines thrive best in the snow. However, due to the effects of global warming and climate change, there is less snow, which puts the animals at risk due to habitat loss. Wolverines travel in small populations, usually about 10 animals strong. They then travel from habitat to habitat and breed to form “metapopulations.” Without snow-covered, suitable habitats, they cannot travel and repopulate.

In 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service granted protections to the animal. However, those protections were short-lived. Debate over climate change and its direct impact on the animal led to the protections being revoked. A lawsuit enacted by several conservationist groups has led the Fish and Wildlife Service to once again open the fate of the wolverine up for public discussion. Sign the petition to voice your own opinion and ask the Fish and Wildlife Service to add the wild animal to the endangered species list so that it can be protected for generations to come.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Ashe,

The Fish and Wildlife Service is currently allowing the public to comment on whether or not the wild wolverine, which resides primarily in the American west, should be added to the nation’s growing list of endangered species.

With only 300 of these animals left and global warming destroying the snow-covered habitat on which they depend, the wolverine faces great danger. They were at one time nearly added to the list of endangered species, but such a plan was reversed. I ask that the animal be given another chance at being protected.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: National Park Service

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7 Comments

  1. They are beautifull animals ! Due to far too many people there are too less wild animals and also too much farming and too much global warming. So, protect these animals directly !!

  2. Barbara Van Tuyl says:

    ALLOWING OR BEING A PART OF THE EXTINCTION OF ANY SPECIES THROUGH IGNORING THEIR OBVIOUS, RAPID AND THREATENING DECLINE IN POPULATION IS UNJUSTIFIED, HORRIFIC AND REPREHENSIBLE, ESPECIALLY SO WHEN THE FWS HAS THE POWER TO PROTECT THEM FURTHER AND RE-LIST THEM ON THE ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST.

  3. Personally, ASKING Dan Ashe, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service to do ANYTHING to “help” a species of endangered animals, is a joke.

    Here are some statistics from 2014:
    (from: Center for Biological Diversity. Org):

    “America’s deadliest government program, Wildlife Services, just released its latest kill tally. In 2014 their guns, traps and poisons snuffed out 2.7 million animals.

    Their slaughter included 322 gray wolves; 61,702 coyotes; 580 black bears; 305 mountain lions; 796 bobcats; 454 river otters; 2,930 foxes; 1,330 hawks and 22,496 beavers. The program also killed 15,698 black-tailed prairie dogs and destroyed 33,309 of their dens.

    Making a donation to the Stop Wildlife Services Fund is the most powerful thing you can do today to protect wildlife in the crosshairs of this rogue killing agency.

    Wildlife Services insists on keeping their killing methods secret, but the awful truth has been leaking out. Many of the animals they wiped out were “unintentional” — resulting from their reckless use of cruel traps and cyanide land mines that kill indiscriminately. They admit to killing 990 dogs and cats, but as one whistleblowing employee put it, “We were actually told not to report dogs we killed because it would have a detrimental effect on us.”

    This cruel program is out of control, but the Center is working to end its operations state by state. With the help of our members and allies, yesterday we ended Wildlife Services’ contract in Mendocino — the California county whose old-growth forests have been the sight of thousands of Wildlife Services killings.

    And now we’ve just filed suit in Idaho, one of Wildlife Services’ key killing states. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has funneled thousands of taxpayer dollars to the agency to liquidate wolves, putting other imperiled species like lynx and wolverines at threat from even more “unintentional” killing. This is a critical opportunity to make a difference in the fight to protect wildlife.”

  4. Nancy Dunlap says:

    Wolverines are part of our ecosystem and should be allowed to have habitats to live.

  5. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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