Thursday, July 29, 2010

Governor Bill Richardson Issues Trapping Restrictions in Lobo Country!

7-29-10 - Governor Bill Richardson issued an executive order that prohibits trapping within the Mexican wolf recovery area in New Mexico. The order bans commercial and recreational trapping for a six-month period beginning on November 1, 2010, requires the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to undertake a study of which traps and trapping methods most threaten wolves, and directs the Department of Tourism to undertake a study on potential economic benefits of lobo-related ecotourism.


Governor Richardson’s action demonstrates a momentous step at a crucial moment for the Mexican wolf program. The Mexican Wolf recovery effort has taken a significant hit in recent weeks with the illegal killing of several wolves. With fewer than 40 Mexican wolves currently living in the wild, the future of this critically endangered species needs more advocates like Governor Richardson taking action.

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3 comments:

Michael said...

A big "thank you !" to Governor Bill Richardson, his First Lady Barbara, his Lt. Governor, his Cabinet and Staff, and a big "we trust in you !" to his successor, that she will continue his standing up for Mexican Wolves and the wild NM.

Michael said...

A big "thank you !" to Governor Bill Richardson, his First Lady Barbara, his Lt. Governor, his Cabinet and Staff, and a big "we trust in you !" to his successor, hoping that she will continue the standing up of him for Mexican Wolves and the wild NM.

Michael said...

News from another fighter against the making of earth total subject: WCC Co-Founder Henry Fair.
Sunday 8/1 a German TV Canal broadcast a report on the project "Industrial Scars": http://www.daserste.de/ttt/beitrag_dyn~uid,
nq5evl9dgutwduxl~cm.asp .
Unfortunately the photographs are somewhat shortly treated, as in the MSNBC video months before.
But I saw some of them in Germany (better I would have been at Prague). All really great (even if you don't know what they show), only one photo didn't affect me so much; it was the oldest and a little bit more expensively than the others; maybe a special feeling links to it. For all people like me, a book will come out soon, and I'm sure, it will not be a photo on the cover of this book, that seems to me, as if I know it already more than 30 years.