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Following the Mexican Gray wolf recovery program.

Interior Secretary Salazar Urged to Restart Mexican Wolf Releases Into Wild

SILVER CITY, N.M.— On the 14th anniversary of the reintroduction of endangered Mexican gray wolves to the wild in the Southwest, 30 conservation organizations, scientists, and animal-protection and sportsmen groups today urged Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to release Mexican wolves from the captive-breeding program into the wild this year since no release has occurred since 2008. The letter also asks Salazar to allow the release of captive-bred wolves to New Mexico, which is currently prohibited. Continue reading

Mexican Gray Wolf Numbers Increase for Second Year in a Row

SILVER CITY, N.M.— Pup births boosted the number of endangered Mexican gray wolves in the wild in the Southwest for the second year in a row, according to a new census conducted by federal, state and tribal agencies. The 58 wolves counted in New Mexico (26) and Arizona (32) compare to the 50 counted a year ago and the 42 wolves counted at the beginning of 2010. More importantly, the number of breeding pairs increased from just two in each of the preceding annual counts to six in 2011. Continue reading

New Report Shows Too Few Mexican Wolves Released to Boost Population

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest continue to struggle to survive in the wild in part because too few wolves are being released from captivity, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 13th annual progress report released this week. On a more positive note, the report (which covers 2010) documents few wolf depredations on livestock even though the practice of removing wolves from the wild has been discontinued. Continue reading

Arizona Game and Fish Commission amends Mexican wolf release policy to consider population losses

PHOENIX — During a routine update on the Game and Fish Department’s nongame program activities, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission – during its regularly scheduled monthly public meeting – voted unanimously to amend its policy on the release of Mexican wolves in eastern Arizona. Continue reading

Two men plead guilty to killing critically endangered wolves

[large thumbnail url=”two-men-plead-guilty-to-killing-critically-endangered-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”two-men-plead-guilty-to-killing-critically-endangered-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”10″ day=”07″] Two New Mexico residents have pleaded guilty to killing the critically endangered Mexican gray wolves. Both men claimed they believed the wolves were coyotes…

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Wolf release in Mexico spurs questions in US

[large thumbnail url=”wolf-release-in-mexico-spurs-questions-in-us” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”wolf-release-in-mexico-spurs-questions-in-us” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”16″] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A plan by Mexican wildlife officials to reintroduce a rare species of gray wolf to its historic range in northern Mexico has prompted questions from wildlife managers and ranchers in the Southwest, where a similar, decade-long effort has been fraught with controversy.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – August 2011

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-august-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-august-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”09″ day=”08″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for August.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – July 2011

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-july-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”10″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-july-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”10″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for July.

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Pressure resumes for trapping ban in gray wolf area

[large thumbnail url=”pressure-resumes-for-trapping-ban-in-gray-wolf-area” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”01″] [thumbnail icon url=”pressure-resumes-for-trapping-ban-in-gray-wolf-area” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”08″ day=”01″] ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Now that state game officials have cleared the way for trapping to resume in southwestern New Mexico, environmentalists are renewing their calling for the federal government to do more to protect the Mexican gray wolf in the Southwest.

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Mexican gray wolves face new challenges in struggle for survival

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-gray-wolves-face-new-challenges-in-struggle-for-survival” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-gray-wolves-face-new-challenges-in-struggle-for-survival” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”13″] Life isn’t getting any easier for Mexican gray wolves struggling against extinction.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – June 2011

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-june-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”11″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-june-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”07″ day=”11″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for June.

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Rare wolf pups born at California Wolf Center

[large thumbnail url=”rare-wolf-pups-born-at-california-wolf-center” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”rare-wolf-pups-born-at-california-wolf-center” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”27″] Their names are “f1226″ and “m1227″ but they are so much more adorable than their names convey.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – May 2011

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-may-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”27″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-may-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”27″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for April.

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Critically endangered wolf killed after escaping enclosure

[large thumbnail url=”critically-endangered-wolf-killed-after-escaping-enclosure” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”critically-endangered-wolf-killed-after-escaping-enclosure” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] St. Paul, Minn. — A Mexican gray wolf was shot and killed at the Minnesota Zoo on Wednesday after it escaped through a hole in the fence and appeared on the walking path for visitors.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – April 2011

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-april-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”13″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-april-2011″ filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”13″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department released their monthly Mexican gray wolf update for April.

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