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Published:August 12th, 2010 10:26 EST
Threat Looms for Wolves Despite Victory

Threat Looms for Wolves Despite Victory

By SOP newswire2

Last week, wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies won a major victory when a federal court reinstated federal protections for these animals.

But with Idaho officials still seeking to kill hundreds of wolves, Montana likely to follow1 and Wyoming officials still pursuing a deadly shoot-on-sight wolf management plan2, our work to ensure a long-term recovery for these magnificent animals is far from over.

Please take action today to urge Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to seize this opportunity to get things right for wolves in Greater Yellowstone and the Northern Rockies.

Federal officials now have an opportunity to take the lead and work with state governments, ranchers, conservationists and other stakeholders to move away from hostile rhetoric and political deadlock and toward long-term recovery for some of America`s most iconic wolves.

We need your voice to urge federal officials to provide the critical leadership needed to move forward with a science-based solution for our wolves.

Urge Secretary Salazar to push for a new collaborative effort to develop a wolf recovery plan based on science -- not politics -- to ensure a lasting future for our wolves.

Last week`s important court decision marks a vital turning point in our fight keep wolves alive in the region.

But with increasing hostility toward wolves in the region, our wolves run the fatal risk of being caught along the same old battle lines.

Please send your message today.

Together, we can ensure the survival of the wolves you and I have fought so hard to restore to the American West.

Rodger Schlickeisen
Rodger Schlickeisen, President Signature
 Rodger Schlickeisen
Defenders of Wildlife
Judyth Piazza chats with Idaho Gubernatorial Candidate, Rex Rammell - Rex was born January 2, 1961 in Tetonia, Idaho, a small rural town near Yellowstone National Park and the Teton Peaks Mountain Range.