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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Finalizes Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program to the Dismay of Advocates

In this article in New Mexico’s Silver City Sun-News, Wildlands Network’s Kim Crumbo and Kelly Burke discuss how the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s finalized Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan threaten’s the wolves’ very existence.

“The plan also precludes recovery of wolves in regions that independent scientists and the Fish and Wildlife Service’s own Mexican Wolf Recovery Team’s scientific subgroup say are essential to the wolves’ long-term survival,” said Kim Crumbo, western conservation director for Wildlands Network.

“The northern boundary to the Mexican wolf recovery area, arbitrarily held at I-40 in this plan, literally cements in place yet another politically driven obstacle to our lobos’ survival in the Southwest, which depends on their ability to move freely for genetic health and climate resilience,” said Kelly Burke.

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