URGENT: Four Mexican gray wolves caught in leg traps in New Mexico. Many more leg hold traps, snares and poisons are found across the New Mexico landscape.

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Standing Up For Wolves

DC Wolf Rally, © Defenders of Wildlife

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service held several public hearings across the country on their proposal to strip Endangered Species Act protections from most gray wolves in the U.S. At each one, Defenders was there to rally with wolf supporters, provide information on the proposal and on wolf recovery, and train advocates on how to testify at public hearings.

Read more and see photos from each hearing >>

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