Gray wolf Canis lupus
ESA status: endangered

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We are fighting efforts by Congress and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to strip away Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf to ensure this vital ecosystem engineer can thrive on the landscape and help create dynamic, resilient ecosystems. Even though wolves currently inhabit less than seven percent of their historic range and are completely extirpated from places such as the Southern Rockies of Colorado and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, the Service is bending to pressure from the western livestock industry and hunters to strip away federal protections.

photo credit: Tim Fitzharris