Just hours ago, the Bush administration announced its decision to remove federal protections for the gray wolves of the northern Rockies. Our only chance to stop the slaughter of this iconic species is immediate action in court.
Right now, our legal team in Bozeman, Montana is mounting a swift, aggressive response-but court battles can be lengthy and expensive. That's why I turn to you.
The administration's ill-considered decision clears the way for Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming to kill all but a mere 300 of the remaining 1,500 wolves within their borders—some of which call the Yellowstone area home.
These wolves have only just begun to recover from the brink of extinction. With a population of only 1,500 in the northern Rockies, there are still not enough wolves to ensure the future survival of an animal that once numbered in the hundreds of thousands. The wolves are once again in extreme peril. Their future is uncertain and grim.
If we fail, nearly 80% of the wolves in Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming could be killed, a huge setback to years of hard work restoring them to their natural habitat. You and I can't allow such a tragedy to happen. Make your contribution today and help us protect the wolves.
Our team, hard at work in Bozeman, is counting on your support.
Trip Van Noppen