Protest Trump's Fake Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan

It's a Recovery Sham

The Trump administration has released a draft Mexican Wolf “Recovery” Plan, and it is bad news for the struggling wolves.

This plan would suppress wolf numbers, sharply limit their distribution and hand over the rare wolves’ management to political appointees on state game commissions -- people who are selected in large part from among the livestock and hunting-outfitter industries.

Speak up for wolves: attend upcoming meetings

US FWS is collecting public input at four meetings in New Mexico and Arizona in July. This is your chance to speak out and resist.

Come early to prepare -- we’ll have "wolf den" situation rooms set up at each location before the meetings to help you prepare your comments, answer questions about the plan and the process, and to connect with other wolf supporters. Free t-shirts will be given out, first come, first served.

Flagstaff, AZ – July 18th

Wolf den: 4-5pm
Flagstaff Friends Meetinghouse
402 South Beaver St.

Rally: 5-5:45pm
NAU Campus, Prochnow Auditorium, South Knowles Dr.

FWS meeting: 6-9pm
NAU Campus, Prochnow Auditorium, South Knowles Dr.


Pinetop, AZ – July 19th
Hon-Dah Resort, 777 AZ-260

Wolf den: 4-5:30pm
Hon-Dah Resort, Suite #172

FWS meeting: 6-9pm
Hon-Dah Resort, Casino Banquet Hall


Truth or Consequences – July 20th
Civic Center, 400 W 4th St

Wolf den: 3:30 – 5pm
Civic Center, Red Room Conference Room

Rally: 5-5:45pm
Civic Center

FWS meeting: 6-9pm
Civic Center, Ralph Edwards Auditorium


Albuquerque – July 22nd
Crowne Plaza, 1901 University Blvd NE

Wolf den: 11am – 12:45pm
Crowne Plaza, 1901 University Blvd NE

Rally: 1-1:45pm
Crowne Plaza, 1901 University Blvd NE

FWS meeting: 2-5pm
Crowne Plaza, 1901 University Blvd NE


Do you need a ride to one of these meetings? Can you offer rides to wolf supporters in your area? Click here to fill out a short form.

Need more convincing? Here's why this plan is so bad

Mexican wolves, or "lobos," number fewer than 150 in the wild in the U.S. Southwest and Mexico, along with about 250 in captivity. The wolves in the wild in the U.S. suffer from close relatedness and dangerous inbreeding.

The Trump plan would allow politicized game departments to decide whether or not to release wolves from captivity, which scientists urgently recommend to ameliorate the inbreeding.

When states previously were in charge, from 2004 to 2008, they authorized widespread trapping and shooting of wolves and the wolf population plunged

This plan authorizes the suppression of wolf numbers for the next five years -- till 2022 -- which the states would gladly do again. Even worse, the wolves would be taken off the endangered species list and handed entirely to state control after there are just 320 in the wild in the U.S. and 170 in Mexico -- but unconnected to each other, to accommodate a wall -- and with no guarantee or even a likelihood of genetic viability for either population.

The restrictions in this plan would be enforced with traps, neck-snares and bullets and would doom the Mexican gray wolf to extinction. It's not a recovery plan, it's a recovery sham.

To review and comment on the draft revised recovery plan and related documents, visit and enter the docket number FWS–R2–ES–2017–0036 in the search bar.

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