National Parks Group Echoes Representative DeFazio’s Call for Continued Gray Wolf Protections

 
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Date:   September 6, 2013
Contact:   Kati Schmidt, Senior Media Relations Manager, National Parks Conservation Association: 415.728.0840; Mobile: 415.847.1768
Rob Smith, Northwest Regional Director, National Parks Conservation Association: 206.817.0007


National Parks Group Echoes Representative DeFazio’s Call for Continued Gray Wolf Protections

Statement by Rob Smith, Northwest Regional Director, National Parks Conservation Association

“The National Parks Conservation Association praises Representative Peter DeFazio for standing up for grey wolf populations in the Northwest and beyond. In his letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, DeFazio expressed his opposition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s current rule that would remove Endangered Species Act protection for nearly all gray wolf populations.”

“We strongly believe that it would be premature to remove such federal protections – particularly for the Pacific region, where restoration of gray wolf populations in areas including Olympic National Park would be jeopardized, if the rule passed. Gray wolf recovery is important to maintaining ecosystem balance in our national parks and throughout the country.”

“The National Parks Conservation Association echoes Representative DeFazio’s call and urges the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to rescind its rule and support the continued recovery of one of America's iconic wildlife species.”

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