The Mexican Gray Wolf needs our help now more than ever! Join Broadband leaders from the Rio Grande Valley, Middle Gila, and In the Footsteps of Leopold/White Mountains Broadbands and the many organizations united under "mexicanwolves.org" as we advocate for the Mexican Gray Wolf in these meetings, held in four different cities in Arizona and New Mexico. Attend the meeting that is closest to you! If you are in the Phoenix, Tucson, Yavapai, Rio Grande Valley, Middle Gila, or In the Footsteps of Leopold/White Mountains Broadbands, these meetings are for you!
Meetings will be held:
July 18--Flagstaff, AZ (6 - 9pm) Northern Arizona University, Prochnow Auditorium, South Knowles DriveJuly 19--Pinetop, AZ (6 - 9pm) Hon-Dah Resort, 777 AZ-260July 20--Truth or Consequences, NM (6 - 9pm) Ralph Edwards Auditorium, Civic Center, 400 West FourthJuly 22--Albuquerque, NM (2 pm) Crowne Plaza Albuquerque, 1901 University Boulevard NE
If you would like to carpool, visit this link (includes Broads and non-Broads):
Also, the Mexican Wolves organization has Facebook 'events' for each of these meetings. Please check it out, share far and wide with your social network, and tell them if you're coming. https://www.facebook.com/pg/Mexicangraywolves/events/?ref=page_internal
Why do these wolves need our advocacy?
The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently published their draft recovery plan for the lobo and while we expected it to be seriously flawed it's even worse. The draft plan caps the number of wolves in the US at a number much lower than what unaffiliated scientists recommend, allows delisting when they may still be in serious jeopardy, restricts them south of I-40, and asks Mexico to do much of the work despite serious problems with connectivity, habitat, support, and poaching enforcement. And perhaps worst of all, it gives the states the power to manage the program--the very states who have done everything in their power to sink it!