Archive for January, 2010

Unequivocally End Jaguar Captures By Arizona

January 22, 2010

We ask the US Fish & Wildlife Service to prohibit capture of jaguars by the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AGFD). Our request is especially relevent since the Office of Inspector General of the US Department of the Interior reported misdoings and possible criminal activity in connection with AGFD’s capture of the jaguar known as Macho B, and his subsequent death.

We applaud Arizona Congressman Raul Grijalva in calling for the Service to suspend all authorization by the AGFD to manage jaguars until the situation is corrected. Tucson’s Arizona Daily Star provides further details.

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Speak Up for the Jaguar in 2010!

January 18, 2010

You can contact Mr. Rowan W. Gould, Acting Director of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, telling him of your support for the Service’s recent decision to prepare a recovery plan for the jaguar. You might urge the Service to quickly follow through with a solid program to restore the jaguar as a native species of the U.S., and that, in this regard, it adopt the recommendations of Dr. Anthony Povilitis, head of the Jaguar Habitat Campaign. 

Mr. Gould’s mailing address is: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, 1849 C Street, NW, Washington, DC 20240. You can also send a similar message to Gould’s boss: Ken L. Salazar, US Secretary of the Interior, at that same address.

If you prefer, you can post a message for Mr. Gould on the US Fish & Wildlife Service website (contact page).  You can also send a message to Secretary Salazar via his agency’s email address: feedback@IOS.doi.gov

And let President Obama know that you appreciate this improvement in US wildlife policy:

Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20500.  You can also send a message to the White House electronically.