This from Defenders of Wildlife:
Sound science is the hallmark of wildlife protection and conservation. But when the facts are cherry picked to serve a predetermined policy goal, everybody loses.
Sixteen of the nation's top wildlife scientists sent an urgent letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expressing deep concern that their own field research was being distorted in order to justify the delisting of nearly all gray wolves in the lower 48 states.
This is the time for every wolf-loving American to speak up. Will you help us?
This alarming letter strongly supports Defenders' argument against this reckless proposal and reinforces what we’ve been saying all along: this decision consciously ignored compelling science in order to promote the premature federal abandonment of wolves!
We need support from people like you who know that truth. Your donation will equip Defenders with the support we need to continue our all-out campaign to stop this delisting before its too late.
Here's what these leading scientists had to say about the misguided delisting proposal:
"We do not believe that the rule reflects the conclusions of our work or the best available science concerning the recovery of wolves…"
The letter continues:
"Given the importance of wolves and the fact that they have only just begun to recover in some regions and not at all in others, we hope you will reconsider the Service’s proposal…"
How tragic it is that the FWS justifies the delisting plan by citing the work of these science professionals who clearly believe delisting is a bad idea.
Special Thanks to Defenders of Wildlife.