Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Take Action for Mexican Gray Wolves

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In November 2014, the Wolf Conservation Center was among 5 conservation groups who sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for its failure to develop a valid recovery plan for the imperiled Mexican gray wolf, one of the most endangered mammals in North America.

As part of the court settlement reached last year, USFWS is required to complete a plan by Nov. 30, 2017 containing objective and measurable criteria for recovery as required by the Endangered Species Act. Last week the agency released its draft.

USFWS did not deliver.

In lieu of drafting a legitimate, science-based recovery blueprint that will ensure the survival of these iconic and imperiled wolves, USFWS yielded to political pressure to create a scheme that grants the very state agencies which have repeatedly attempted to obstruct recovery, ultimate authority on when, where, and how wolves are released into the wild.

Efforts to recover endangered species, including Mexican gray wolves, must be based on the best available science, not politics. More

Submit Comments/Attend a Public Meeting

The Fish and Wildlife Service’s plan is available for public comment until August 29.

There will be four public meetings this summer in New Mexico and Arizona:

  • July 18, 6-9 p.m. Northern Arizona University, Prochnow Auditorium, South Knowles Drive, Flagstaff, AZ
  • July 19, 6-9 p.m.. Hon-Dah Resort, Casino Banquet Hall, 777 AZ–260, Pinetop, AZ
  • July 20, 6-9 p.m. Ralph Edwards Auditorium, Civic Center, 400 West Fourth, Truth or Consequences, NM
  • July 22, 2-5 p.m. Crowne Plaza Albuquerque, 1901 University Boulevard NE,
  • Albuquerque, NM
To review and comment on the draft revised recovery plan and related documents, visit www.regulations.gov and enter the docket number FWS–R2–ES–2017–0036 in the search bar.

View the Draft Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.

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