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 […]

US Senator Proposes Ending Protections for Mexican Gray Wolf

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press A wolf that once roamed parts of the American Southwest and northern Mexico would be removed from the list of federally protected species under legislation proposed by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake. The Arizona Republican introduced the measure last week. He’s a critic of the Mexican gray wolf recovery plan that was […]

Protestors Demand End to Gov. Martinez’s Blockade on Wolf Releases

Wolf Education International position of the perpetuation of wolf hybrids: It is the position of the majority members of Wolf Education International that the breeding, perpetuation and protection of hybrid, and/or canine mixtures, in the wild and under the claim of sustaining a wolf species or subspecies, is wrong scientifically as well as poses a […]

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 […]

Feds Released Dangerous Wolves Into the Wild

Interior Department officials placed the welfare of wolves over public safety, neglecting to inform residents when wolves were roaming and killing cattle in New Mexico, according to a new audit. An official in charge of the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program, which was established to conserve the species, was found to be protecting […]

Judge bars feds from releasing more Mexican gray wolves in wild

U.S. District Judge William P. Johnson of Las Cruces sided with the state Department of Game and Fish, which objected last month after the federal agency released two 9-day-old wolf pups into the Gila National Forest. The state agency said wolves cannot be released in New Mexico unless it issues permits for them, an argument […]

New Mexico seeks to stop feds from releasing wolves

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – Lawyers for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish are seeking to stop federal wildlife managers from releasing more endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild. In a court filing Thursday, they asked for a temporary restraining order that would require the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to get state […]

New Mexico to sue to block release of wolves

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials notified the federal government Wednesday they will sue to block the planned release of more Mexican gray wolves without the state’s OK. The state Department of Game and Fish called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s release plan “unpermitted and illegal” and said it will go to court unless […]

Feds to release wolves in New Mexico despite opposition

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) – U.S. officials plan to release Mexican wolves in New Mexico this year despite the state’s opposition. The Albuquerque Journal reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday posted a plan to its website saying it intends to release a pack of wolves in the state and place pups born […]