A group of 70 scientists and scholars released an open letter this week calling for the continued protection of gray wolves in the Great Lakes and beyond.
The letter is in response to an earlier letter from a smaller group of scientists suggesting wolves should lose protections. It calls into question several of the claims made in that letter, specifically noting the authors’ misunderstandings of both the legal requirements of the Endangered Species Act and interpretation of scientific data.
Federal courts have repeatedly rebuked the USFWS for failing to follow the law in attempting to delist wolves in the Great Lakes, and a proposal to delist virtually all of the nation’s gray wolves remains pending. Congress is also considering legislation that would circumvent legal requirements of the Endangered Species Act by selectively delisting wolves in as many as four states.
Take action by calling your senators and asking them to reject anti-wolf policy riders on upcoming spending bills.