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Third Mexican gray wolf killed by poachers in as many weeks

[large thumbnail url=”third-mexican-gray-wolf-killed-by-poachers-in-as-many-weeks” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”19″] [thumbnail icon url=”third-mexican-gray-wolf-killed-by-poachers-in-as-many-weeks” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”19″] The critically endangered mexican gray wolves are facing a persistent and seemingly coordinated assault by poachers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has confirmed that a third Mexican gray wolf has been killed.

There is now only 42 wild Mexican gray wolves known to exist in the wild, making it the most endangered wolf species in the world. More than 30 of these beautiful wolves have been killed by poachers in the last few years and poaching remains the leading cause of death for Mexican gray wolves. Only two poachers have been successfully prosecuted.

Defenders of Wildlife is calling for more law enforcement capacity in the US FWS.

Eva Sargent, from Defenders of Wildlife, released a statement which addressed this.

“We know that FWS officers are working around the clock to safeguard Mexican wolves, but they need more manpower and resources to keep these wolves safe. They need more boots on the ground, fast. With more resources, we could hope to see fewer illegal wolf killings, and more successful prosecutions as well.

“Meanwhile, the Fish and Wildlife Service should work quickly to develop and implement a scientific recovery plan that keeps Mexican gray wolves from spiraling toward extinction and helps to set them on the road to recovery.”

Defenders of Wildlife has also, with other, contributed to a reward which now totals $57,500 for information which leads to catching those responsible for the killing of these three Mexican grays.

This is news which highlights the callous and cold nature of the anti-wolf movement which has no respect for the law and will take any step necessary to annihilate wolves… again.

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