Sunday, August 16, 2015
New Mexico Game Commission Pushing Endangered Mexican Wolf Closer to Extinction
It is the mission of the New Mexico Game Commission “To conserve, regulate, propagate and protect the wildlife and fish within the state of New Mexico using a flexible management system that ensures sustainable use for public food supply, recreation and safety; and to provide for off-highway motor vehicle recreation that recognizes cultural, historic, and resource values while ensuring public safety.”
Yet in the last five years, the seven-member Commission appointed by New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez has made decisions that are pushing the critically endangered Mexican Gray Wolf closer to extinction and has put a bull’s-eye on bears and cougars like never before. Read more via the Santa Fe New Mexican.
Should the Governor have the power to trump the science of saving a species? What say you?
For those in New Mexico, please consider standing for wolves with our friends from MexicanWolves.org at a rally during the next Commission meeting on August 27th. Lobos need our voices during this crucial time for Mexican gray wolf recovery. More information here.