Guest Column: Wolf expansion has ranchers worried about their livelihoods

Recent decisions by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, to expand the number of Mexican wolves and the area the wolves are allowed to roam, has Greenlee County ranchers extremely worried. Wolves will now be allowed to roam freely across all of Greenlee County and about two-thirds of both Arizona and New Mexico. The Fish […]

2017 Annual Mexican Wolf Count

Environmentalists Challenge Wolf Recovery Plan

TUCSON, Ariz. (CN) – A coalition of environmentalists claim in court that a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf ignores the best available science on the subspecies, setting a course toward extinction for the southern-most North American wolf. The Tuesday lawsuits – one from the Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Endangered […]

Final Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision

SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), announce the availability of our Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan, First Revision (Recovery Plan). The Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA), and is currently found in the U.S. States of Arizona and New Mexico, […]

Federal Spending Proposal Calls for Review of Wolf Genetics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Environmentalists are concerned that a proposed spending plan for the U.S. Interior Department calls for a study to determine whether Mexican gray wolves are a genetically distinct subspecies. A report accompanying the legislation suggests federal wildlife officials would be required to determine the validity of the Mexican wolves’ designation as a […]

Court removes obstacle to release wolves in New Mexico

*Staff Note* – The staff at WEI find it interesting that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is still pushing to release hybrid semi-wild canines, when the department has been chastised by the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and asked for explanations about how and why the department violated the Endangered Species […]

Wolf depredation on livestock creates cascade of costs, reactions

SPRINGERVILLE — An Apache County rancher has lost three calves and, as a result, two wolves have been removed from a wolf pack. The cascade of events following the confirmed depredations by the Diamond Pack, consisting of Mexican gray wolves, in Apache County in the days following the annual wolf population census, has begun. But […]