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Sheriff may try to stop wolves’ release here 

People need to call this sheriff and tell him to stay out of Federal ESA Law!! Socorro County Sheriff William Armijo will attempt to enforce the wolf-human interaction ordinance if the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service releases wolves in the county. “I’ve been put in a bad position,” Armijo admits about the possibility of coming in conflict with federal law. “I’m bound by county ordinance,” Armijo said. “If I have to intervene, I will.” Source: Sheriff may try to stop wolves’ release here | News | dchieftain.com

By | 2016-05-07T19:14:04+00:00 May 7th, 2016|arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah|0 Comments

Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves 

Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves Victory: Forty years after Endangered Species Act protection, government required to prepare recovery plan TUSCON, AZ - A coalition of wolf conservation groups, environmental organizations and a retired federal wolf biologist today announced a court settlement requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (the Service) to prepare a long-delayed recovery plan for Mexican gray wolves by November 2017. Source: Court Settlement Provides Hope for Mexican Gray Wolves | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

State says it will sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife over wolf release plan 

We need to tell New Mexico and Arizona to take a hike!!! The Feds are just fulfilling the ESA requirements!! The same that these states need to fulfill! SANTA FE — New Mexico officials notified the federal government today 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 the federal agency backs down. The state department last year denied the federal agency’s application to release [...]

By | 2016-04-20T19:15:32+00:00 April 20th, 2016|arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah|0 Comments

Cochise County spending thousands to keep endangered wolf out of region

SOUTHEAST ARIZONA — Inside a large chain-link cage at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center, a Mexican gray wolf gently moves from behind a tree and into the open air. It stands in the midday sun, dark-lined eyes looking intently beyond the fence, before settling under the tree for shade. This is one of 16 wolves at the north Scottsdale center, part of the Mexican Wolf Species Survival Plan. The wolves in the enclosure are shy, dusty gray and brown coats disguising them against the dirt. They are smaller than other wolf species, their ears rounder — it could be easy, [...]

By | 2016-04-20T09:51:47+00:00 April 20th, 2016|arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah|0 Comments