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Wildlife: Court settlement compels feds to complete recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest

Wolf advocates hope for more releases of captive-bred wolves Staff Report The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week agreed to prepare a recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves by 2017. The court settlement will compel the federal agency to finally meet its legal obligation to ensure that the wolves can establish a healthy, sustainable … Continue reading Wildlife: Court settlement compels feds to complete recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest

Two Mexican gray wolves die during ‘count and capture’ operation

Feds suspend aerial tranquilizing pending necropsy results Staff Report Wildlife biologists have temporarily suspended their Mexican gray wolf count and capture operation after two wolves died during the annual population survey. As part of the wolf recovery effort, wildlife managers tranquilize the wolves from the air to attach radio collars, which gather biological information, such … Continue reading Two Mexican gray wolves die during ‘count and capture’ operation

Lawsuit challenges federal plan for Mexican gray wolves

Wildlife advocates say arbitrary caps on population and habitat won’t allow for full recovery of the species Staff Report FRISCO — Wildlife advocates say a federal plan to cap the Mexican gray wolf population at 300 to 325 animals won’t ensure the long-term survival of the species, and they’re going to court to make sure … Continue reading Lawsuit challenges federal plan for Mexican gray wolves

Feds update rules for Mexican gray wolves

Wildlife advocates say plans fall short of what’s needed for recovery of the species FRISCO — Federal biologists said this week that their updated plans for endangered Mexican gray wolves will help protect the predators while respecting the needs of local communities, but conservation advocates will nevertheless fight at least parts of the new rule. … Continue reading Feds update rules for Mexican gray wolves

Mexican gray wolves may get more room to roam

USFWS seeks to expand recovery area Staff Report FRISCO — Federal biologists say they want to gradually expand the recovery area for Mexican gray wolves, ultimately covering enough habitat for more than 300 wolves in the rugged deserts and mountains of southern Arizona and New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service this week released … Continue reading Mexican gray wolves may get more room to roam

Biodiversity: Some progress for Mexican gray wolves?

Feds propose updates to management of Southwest wolves By Summit Voice FRISCO — Rare and beleaguered Mexican gray wolves may get a little more room to roam in the Southwest, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes changes to a recovery plan from the species, including new releases of captive-bred wolves to bolster wild … Continue reading Biodiversity: Some progress for Mexican gray wolves?

Mexican gray wolves will get more room to roam

Feds settle lawsuit, brightening prospects for Southwest wolf recovery By Summit Voice FRISCO — Mexican gray wolves may get a little more breathing room in the southwestern U.S. Settling a pair of lawsuits this week, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service agreed to propose increased recovery territory for the rare predators in Arizona and New … Continue reading Mexican gray wolves will get more room to roam

Biodiversity: Can the courts help save Mexican gray wolves?

Lawsuit seeks to have Mexican gray wolves protected as a separate subspecies By Summit Voice SUMMIT COUNTY — Wildlife conservation advocates are hoping to get some help from federal courts in their quest to prevent Mexican gray wolves from falling over the precipice of extinction. The Center for Biological Diversity this week sued the U.S. … Continue reading Biodiversity: Can the courts help save Mexican gray wolves?

Biodiversity: Feds extend comment period on controversial plan to take wolves off endangered species list

Public hearings rescheduled for November *More Summit Voice wolf coverage is online here By Bob Berwyn FRISCO — There’s a little more time to comment on the controversial federal proposal to take gray wolves off the endangered species list, and boost protection for Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest. Because of the partial federal government … Continue reading Biodiversity: Feds extend comment period on controversial plan to take wolves off endangered species list