Save Lobos from Extinction in the Wild!
Sadly we received news that another of the world’s most endangered wolves has been shot and killed. The victim, alpha female 1108 (F1108), had been mothering a den of young pups and her pups are assumed dead.
Mexican gray wolf population cannot afford the loss
of another individual, let alone a breeding female with pups! Yet with the
latest killing of alpha female 1108, that is exactly what has happened.
In order to move Mexican gray wolves back from the edge of
extinction, Defenders has created a three-point emergency rescue plan:
- Release more captive wolves into the
wild in order to address the genetic problems stemming from their brush with
extinction. The wolves to be released must be the right wolves genetically, and
the releases need to be the first step in a more rigorous genetic improvement
- Complete a scientifically sound
recovery plan. FWS must complete this essential roadmap to recovery, and then implement
- Establish at least two additional
core wolf populations — and do so right away. Additional core populations of
Mexican gray wolves will allow them to expand and give them a better chance for
donate today to help us keep the pressure on FWS to implement this plan and to
protect other imperiled species that desperately need our help!