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Arizona Game and Fish Endorses Plan to Ramp Up Killing of Endangered Wolves

PHOENIX— The Arizona Game and Fish Commission unanimously endorsed a plan this week that will make it vastly easier to kill endangered Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico and arbitrarily caps the number of wolves in both states at 300, allowing for a number as low as 125. Significantly, the commission also recommends that management of wolves be taken away from the federal government, where it has been since passage of the federal Endangered Species Act, and given to the state, which has long been hostile to wolves. Continue reading

Arizona Game and Fish Commission passes Mexican wolf resolution seeking public hearing in Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission (Commission) voted unanimously on Sept. 6, 2013 to pass a resolution requesting that the Department of Interior and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) hold at least one public meeting in Arizona as part of the scoping hearings on the expansion of Mexican wolf conservation. Continue reading

Year starts with positive news for Mexican gray wolves

[large thumbnail url=”year-starts-with-positive-news-for-mexican-gray-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”year-starts-with-positive-news-for-mexican-gray-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] Population numbers for the extremely fragile Mexican gray wolves are finally headed the right direction, but the recovery is tempered by caution as the numbers still remain critically low.

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Mexican gray wolf recaptured soon after release

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-gray-wolf-recaptured-soon-after-release” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-gray-wolf-recaptured-soon-after-release” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”02″ day=”08″] A Mexican gray wolf has been recaptured just days after being released due to an unwillingness to leave human-inhabited areas.

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Feds Again Delay Release of Wolf Pack in Arizona

[large thumbnail url=”feds-again-delay-release-of-wolf-pack-in-arizona” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”12″] [thumbnail icon url=”feds-again-delay-release-of-wolf-pack-in-arizona” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”10″ day=”12″] The Center for Biological Diversity released the following press release regarding the continued delays in in releasing 8 more wolves in to Arizona’s wilderness.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – July 2010

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-july-2010″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”16″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-–-july-2010″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”08″ day=”16″] The Arizona Fish and Game Departmant has released its July 2010 Mexican Wolf report.

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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.

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Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project News – June 2010

[large thumbnail url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-june-2010″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”mexican-wolf-reintroduction-project-news-june-2010″ filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”08″] The Arizona Fish and Game Department has released its June 2010 Mexican Wolf report.

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Disturbing trend sees Mexican Gray Alpha wolves being picked off

[large thumbnail url=”disturbing-trend-sees-mexican-gray-alpha-wolves-being-picked-off” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”07″] [thumbnail icon url=”disturbing-trend-sees-mexican-gray-alpha-wolves-being-picked-off” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”07″ day=”07″] Two alpha males have been found dead, one in Arizona the other in New Mexico, and Federal officials are investigating the deaths as suspicious.

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Ten states to share $1 million to reduce conflicts with wolves

[large thumbnail url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] [thumbnail icon url=”ten-states-to-share-1-million-to-reduce-conflicts-with-wolves” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”04″ day=”05″] The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced grants will be going to livestock producers to fund non-lethal wolf management projects to reduce conflicts with the apex predator.

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Could Arizona’s North Rim be the best chance for Lobo reintroduction?

[large thumbnail url=”could-arizonas-north-rim-be-the-best-chance-for-lobo-reintroduction” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”08″] [thumbnail icon url=”could-arizonas-north-rim-be-the-best-chance-for-lobo-reintroduction” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”03″ day=”08″] Eric Betz, writing for the Arizona Daily Sun, explores the possibility of reintroducing the Mexican gray wolves into the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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