The "Bring Wolves Back to Colorado" initiative strives to conserve the Mexican gray wolf from extinction. In the United States, only 109 of these wolves are left roaming the wild. In Mexico, there are fewer than 25, making the Mexican gray wolf the most endangered wolf on the planet.
In Colorado, this initiative plays an active role in countering wildlife officials who have adopted a controversial resolution to prohibit all recovery efforts of these endangered wolves. The resolution was passed by vote of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission in January 2016, even though up to 70% of Coloradans fully support wolf restoration.
Blessed with large areas of low human population and with sufficient prey, Colorado is a suitable habitat for the Mexican gray wolf. However, loss of federal and state protection has seen the wolf population drop significantly. Defenders of Wildlife works to reverse the loss of these beautiful creatures.