GREATER YELLOWSTONE COALITION
People protecting the lands, waters, and wildlife of the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, now and for future generations.
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The wolverine is in trouble, and the elusive symbol of Greater Yellowstone’s wildness needs your help today. (See sample comments below.)

Approximately 50 wolverine remain in the ecosystem. And with their habitat shrinking due to a warming climate, their future is increasingly tenuous.

Please help us ensure the wolverine’s long-term survival in Greater Yellowstone by asking the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to list it as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Presently, if temperatures continue to warm as expected, the wolverine will lose as much as two-thirds of its habitat by century's end. An ESA listing will help protect wolverines from trapping, divert resources and attention to this enigmatic species for monitoring, and place an emphasis on protecting areas of key climate refugia in the high mountain ranges of Greater Yellowstone that the wolverine calls home.

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With just a few minutes of your time, you can make a difference for the wolverine.

Sincerely,

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Mike Clark
Executive Director

SAMPLE COMMENTS: Please use and personalize the below comments within the online form. Thanks!

I strongly support the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service listing the wolverine as a threatened species, and specifically ask the USFWS to consider the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) as a climate refuge that will allow continued survival of wolverines.

With around 50 wolverines estimated to be living in Greater Yellowstone, these elusive creatures require Endangered Species Act protections to ensure their long-term survival. I urge you to list the wolverine as threatened due to the adverse effects of climate change and threats to landscape scale connectivity that further isolate populations.

It’s important the USFWS pay special attention when analyzing the potential impacts from human activities on the wolverine’s distribution, reproductive capacity, and ability to move between islands of habitat. Protecting against harm and harassment in important movement corridors will allow dispersal to continue in what will likely be shrinking habitat for the wolverine in the future.  Additionally, intentional and unintentional take of the species should be prevented through Endangered Species protections.

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem offers some of the best wolverine habitat: isolated mountain ranges with elevations above 8,500 feet and deep snow that persists through mid-spring. This ecosystem is the last large intact source habitat for wolverines that has the ability to serve as climate refugia in the contiguous United States.

Please ensure this animal is on our landscape 100 years from now and list the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act as a threatened species.


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