Mexican Gray Wolves Gain Protection
Mexican wild wolves (Canis lupus baileyi) in Arizona and New Mexico will be gaining much needed protection. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will propose increased recovery territory and will drop plans to capture wolves entering these two states from Mexico, under two agreements reached today between the agency and the nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity.
The agency has agreed to finalize a rule to allow direct release of captive Mexican gray wolves into New Mexico and to allow Mexican wolves to establish territories in an expanded area of the two states.
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