A lone Mexican gray wolf named Asha by schoolkids is peacefully roaming the wilds of northern New Mexico and breaking records for the recovery program's geographic extent!
Asha, the resilient female Mexican gray wolf, has once again captured our hearts and attention. With her latest journey into the wild expanse of northern New Mexico's Jemez Mountains, Asha defies the constraints imposed by humanity, following the ancient call of the wild that sings in her veins. But this brave lobo's quest for freedom is under threat, not only from the danger of mistaking her for a coyote but also from those who wish to confine her spirit to the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA).
We've come together before to speak for those who have no voice, and today, Asha needs us more than ever. The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the US Fish and Wildlife Service have made her location known, not just as a protective measure against hunters, but also, potentially, to capture her. This is where we draw the line. It is essential we stand united to ensure Asha is not unjustly removed from the habitat her instincts have led her to.
Wolves are explorers by nature who disperse long distances; they know no bounds. Through her impressive travels, Asha is showing us that there is good habitat north of Interstate 40, and this political boundary is neither biologically appropriate nor of any consequence to a dispersing wolf.This isn't just about one wolf; it's about respecting the intrinsic behaviors of all wolves, ensuring their rightful place in ecosystems where their ancestors once roamed. The arbitrary boundary of I-40 must not dictate the fate of Asha or her kin. Our recovery strategies need to evolve, listening to the silent howls that beckon us towards a more inclusive future for the Mexican gray wolf.
Call on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to let her be! Ask them to refrain from interfering with Asha's ability to lead the way for her subspecies in an area that has been identified as essential for wolf recovery. To let her continue on her journey also spares her the potential harm that recapture and translocation can bring.
With recovery as the ultimate goal for the Mexican gray wolf program, Asha's peaceful and independent passage northward is cause for celebration. She fills us with hope for the successful recovery of her imperiled subspecies.
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Let Mexican Gray Wolf F2754 Roam Free
Dear [Decision Maker],
I am writing to you today as a concerned citizen and an advocate for wildlife conservation. I wish to bring to your attention the situation concerning Asha, a lone female Mexican gray wolf whose recent dispersal into the Jemez Mountains of northern New Mexico has highlighted a critical issue in wildlife management and species recovery efforts.Asha's journey to the Jemez Mountains is a natural and necessary behavior for her species, seeking out new territories and potential mates. However, there is a looming threat that she will be captured and removed from this suitable habitat due to the current boundaries of the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area (MWEPA), which restrict her and her species' freedom to roam.I'm counting on you to let her be and refrain from interfering with her ability to lead the way for her subspecies in an area that has been identified as important for wolf recovery. To let her continue on her journey also spares her the potential harm that recapture and translocation can bring.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]