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State Management of Mexican Gray Wolves Not Based on Science

In this editorial, Wildlands Network’s Kim Crumbo and the Sierra Club’s Sandy Bahr criticize the United State’s Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican wolf recovery plan for ignoring recovery recommendations from the scientific community.

“The draft plan would allow Mexican wolves to lose protection under the Endangered Species Act with fewer than half the number that scientists say are needed for recovery. Should that happen, the states would assume full management responsibility for the lobo’s survival. That prospect, based on the states’ record of opposing wolf recovery, including the reintroduction of wolves, is a recipe for extinction, not recovery.”

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