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AZ Ranchers and Conservationists Begin New Era in Wolf Management

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program along the Arizona-New Mexico border is moving into a new phase, with a program compensating ranchers for wolf-caused livestock losses being taken over by the federal government.

Meanwhile, Craig Miller, Southwest representative with Defenders of Wildlife, says his organization’s resources will be redirected to projects that actively safeguard livestock and protect wolves.

“It should benefit ranchers as well as conservationists because it provides significant flexibility in the way the funds are used to address conflicts.”

Eva Sargent, Southwest program director with Defenders of Wildlife, says her group will now focus on what they call “Wolf Coexistence Partnerships,” using proven methods to proactively prevent livestock losses to wolves…

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