Mexican wolf advocates make final push against recovery plan

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Punctuating those concerns, a critic of the plan told The New Mexican that his group will submit comments opposing the plan because it wants to halt altogether the releases of captive-born wolves into the wild population — a key part of the federal recovery effort.

“In a nutshell, we are opposed to the release of Mexican wolves in the state,” said Tanner Anderson, the southeast regional director for the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau. “We already deal with a lot of predation from coyotes, bears, you name it.”

It has been been more than three decades since the federal agency updated its guidelines for how to rebuild the population of the Mexican wolf in the Southwestern U.S., a species that was hunted to near extinction in the early 1900s.<<<Read More>>>