Public opinion research and polling (NM, AZ) shows consistently that lobo supporters are in the majority in the southwestern United States. By translating the passion that we feel for wolves into action, we can make a real difference in making sure Mexican wolves succeed.
This page lists many ways for lobo lovers to be effective advocates for recovery. Please share the information here with others who care about the success of Mexican gray wolves!
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has recently proposed one good and many very bad changes to the rules governing the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction. Public comments have been requested. CLICK HERE to submit your comments to the Fish and Wildlife Service in support of greater protections and better management of the critically endangered Mexican gray wolf.
Until the December 17 deadline for comments,
all of our activities are focused on generating
ACTION ALERT HANDOUTS - DOWNLOAD, PRINT, AND SHARE WIDELY
- Handout with talking points and information about how to submit comments on the proposed changes that will decide the Lobo's future.
- Half page handouts with talking points to submit comments on the FWS proposal to strip gray wolves' endangered species protections and on the FWS proposal to make changes that threaten the future of the Mexican gray wolf.
USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO SPREAD THE WORD
Change your Facebook cover photo to the Save the Lobo cover.
Change your profile picture to one of these #SavetheLobo photos.
Grow the campaigns on Facebook and Twitter by sharing and posting items about the Albuquerque event and hearing and the need for comments and including the hashmarks, #iamessential and/or #SavetheLobo
GET OUT INTO WOLF COUNTRY
In the wild, Mexican wolves are vulnerable to illegal killing and agency decisions to remove or kill them because of depredation on livestock. Supportive observers on the ground can help reduce this vulnerability and document conditions, including the presence of livestock carcasses that can lead to depredation. Read more here.
WRITE LETTERS AND MAKE CALLS TO INFLUENCE DECISION-MAKERS Letters, whether they’re addressed to the editor of a newspaper, members of Congress, or key people in wildlife and land management agencies, are an effective way to show that you care strongly, are paying attention, and are holding decision-makers accountable for lobo recovery.
•Write a letter to the editor
•Write to your elected officials
•Write a letter to agency officials, including the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency responsible for recovering Mexican gray wolves.
For District offices and information about elected officials outside of Arizona & New Mexico click here.
TABLE TO EDUCATE OTHERS
In this age of online social networking, face to face contact is still a very effective way to educate and engage members of the public with regard to endangered Mexican gray wolves. You can set up a table at public places, like your local library, or during events in your community, and get the word out! Anything in the Lobo Activist Toolkit can be used for tabling; some basic handouts for tabling are below:
• Current action alerts:
Half page handouts with talking points to submit comments on the FWS proposal to strip gray wolves' endangered species protections and on the FWS proposal to make changes that threaten the future of the Mexican gray wolf.Form to submit written comments on FWS proposal to make changes that threaten Mexican gray wolf recovery.
• Coloring book page for kids
HELP STOP ILLEGAL KILLINGS
According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, illegal wolf killings are the leading cause of death for Mexican gray wolves. Between 1998 and December 2012, 46 Mexican gray wolves were killed illegally. These killings have to stop. You can help by publicizing the reward of up to $58,000 for information about criminals killing Mexican wolves.
• Reward poster handout with link to download posters
• Reward poster
HOST OR ATTEND PRESENTATIONS AND EVENTS
• Give a Lords of Nature DVD presentation or host a house party
STAY INFORMED AND INVOLVED
• Join our Email List
• Check us out on Facebook
• Get Involved with a Group Near You
Photo credits from top to bottom: Mexican gray wolf courtesy of the AZ Zoological Society, Jean Ossorio, Kaisa Lappalainen and raptor friend, Tabling with children courtesy of the Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project, Lords of Nature courtesy of Green Fire Productions