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WOLF REINTRODUCTION INTO NEW MEXICO

IMPORTANT LINKS

U.S. Forest and Wildlife Wolf Release 

BioOne - Biological research reports  

Wiley OnLine Libarary (search for wolves)  

Links Specific to Wolves

Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife  

DOCUMENTS AND REPORTS

2014-2017 - NM Wildlife plan  
Summary version

Nov 26 - Let wolf lovers raise wolves  

Nov 18 -
(Chieftain)
Wildlife folks were missing

Channel 7 Commission meeting video   

November 13 -
OR wolves delisted, but the protection remains  

November 11 -
County Passes Wolf Ordiance

November 10 - Oregon Wolves Lose Endangered Species Protections
Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife  
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Jan 16, 2015 - Wolf release ruling

2007 Study in Utah -
A number of trends suggest public behavior and sentiment regarding wildlife, and especially charismatic mega-fauna such as wolves (Canis lupus), changed in the latter half of
the 20th century. READ MORE .pdf file

2007 Study - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that distance is an important factor affecting attitudes towards wolves, i.e. people living far from wolf territories have more positive attitudes towards wolf conservation than those living within or close to wolf territories READ MORE .pdf file

2009 Study - University of Calgary -
Due primarily to wolf predation on livestock (depredation), some groups oppose wolf (Canis lupus) conservation in the Northwestern U.S., which is an objective for large sectors of the public. READ MORE .pdf file

2006 Study - Theisis on Diets of Free Ranging Mexican Gray Wolves in NM and AZ
READ MORE .pdf file

 

NEWS AND COMMENTARY

June 4, 2018 -
Importance of Gila National Forest For Mexican Wolf Recovery. Wildlands Network  

Standoff Over Mexican Gray Wolf Continues in Southwestern U.S. NatureNow  

New Analysis Demonstrates Importance of Gila National Forest-Northern Arizona Wildlife Corridor for Mexican Wolf Recovery. New Mexico Wild  

April 6, 2018 -
20th anniversary of release of Mexican wolves in wild. Chieftain  
 .pdf  

March 15, 2018 -
NM, feds reach agreement on wolf releases. Albuquerque Journal  
.PDF version

September 2, 2017 -
Thousands weigh in on wolf recovery plan ... Just hours before the Tuesday night deadline approached for the public to weigh in on a proposed federal management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, more than 9,000 comments had been posted online. Thousands more had been submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by mail — most opposing a wolf recovery plan that many criticized as too restrictive to allow the species to thrive.
New Mexican

July 27, 2017 -
Call to the Wild - Mexican gray wolf recovery program faces challenges. Chieftain

July 21, 2017 -
Goals discussed at wolf recovery meeting -
Chieftain

July 17, 2017 -
Speak up for Wolves - Attend upcoming meetings

July 20th - T of C - 6 - 9pm
Civic Center, Ralph Edwards Auditorium, 400 W 4th

July 22nd - Albuquerque, NM (Facebook Event) -
Crowne Plaza Albuquerque 1901 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102
(Prep at the Wolf Den: 11 am - 12:45 pm
Rally: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
FWS Meeting: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Trump administration has released a draft Mexican Wolf "Recovery" Plan, and it is bad news for our struggling desert lobo wolves. ... This plan would suppress wolf numbers, sharply limit their distribution and hand over the rare wolves' management to political appointees on state game commissions -- people who are selected in large part from among the livestock and hunting-outfitter industries. Download information

July 5, 2017 -
Mexican Wolf Draft Revised Recovery Plan released Chieftain PDF version

Release range and spotting map:

Recovery information website     

Why Killing Coyotes Doesn't Make Livestock Safer. TruthOut

Court Throws Out Feds’ Misguided Policy Limiting Prosecution of Killers of Endangered Wildlife. ... Late yesterday, a federal judge threw out the Department of Justice’s flawed ‘McKittrick Policy’ under which the government only prosecuted killers of animals on the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) list of imperiled species when it could prove the killer knew the exact biological identity of the species s/he was harming. The decision came as a result of a challenge brought by WildEarth Guardians and the
New Mexico Wilderness Alliance in 2013.

Line of descent: How poor management left Mexican wolves dangerously inbred. ... Missteps and conflict between the state and the feds have hounded the recovery of Arizona and New Mexico’s remaining wolf packs. High Country News Download

April 27, 2017 -
Court Lifts Injunction Blocking Mexican Gray Wolf Releases. ... The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled April 25, 2017, to lift a preliminary injunction blocking further releases of highly endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild within New Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) can now resume wolf releases within the state. NM Wild
Map of Wolf Population areas

April 27, 2017 -
Official: Cattle attacked by wolf - Chieftain

Five ways you are subdizing meat production.
With traps, snares, poisons, gas, and aerial gunning, the USDA’s Wildlife Services has killed more than 34 million animals in the last decade to protect the livestock operations of private meat producers, according to official records. The take in 2015 alone included 68,905 coyotes, 731 bobcats, 480 bears, 385 wolves, and 284 mountain lions. More >  

Sept 8, 2016 - The recent killing of six members of the Profanity Peak wolf pack in NE Washington in retribution for the loss of a few cattle is emblematic of what is wrong with public land policy - More here: Slaughtering the Profanity Pack: Losing Wolves and Academic Freedom   

How wolves can altger the course of rivers.

Wolves were once native to the US' Yellowstone National Park -- until hunting wiped them out. But when, in 1995, the wolves began to come back (thanks to an aggressive management program), something interesting happened: the rest of the park began to find a new, more healthful balance.

For More Wonder, Rewild The world - TED Talk

August 7, 2016 - Wolf Issue resolved

July 11, 2016 - Federal investigation: Wolf program was mishandled     
Less than a quarter of one percent, 0.23%, of the American cattle inventory was lost to native carnivores and dogs in 2010, according to a Department of Agriculture report.   Synopsis of the report  

June 16, 2016 - Judge temporarily stops release  

June 16, 2016 - Keep politics out of wolf release

May 14, 2016 - (ABQ Journal)
State seeking to stop release of wolves

May 5, 2016 - Sheriff may try to stop wolves’ release in Socorro County   

March 2, 2016 - Chieftain - 110 Wolves counted in AZ and NM release areas  

Socorro County Commission voted unanimously to ban release in the county. This decision has no legal standing. Wolf release is a federal issue. .

November 26 - Let wolf lovers raise wolves

November 18 - Wildlife folks were missing  

November 11 - County Passes Wolf Ordiance  

November 10 - Oregon Wolves Lose Endangered Species Protections

November 5th -
Wolves at the ‘back door’ (Chieftain)
 

November 5th -
Wolves at the ‘back door’ (Chieftain)
 

October 31 - [IMPORTANT NEWS]
The Socorro county commission has already adopted an anti-wolf fear based resolution (download here) and is now considering adopting an anti-wolf county ordinance (download here) The Center for Biological Diversity will give a presentation Thursday, Nov. 5 about Mexican wolves, their importance to wild places and how the mountains of Socorro county fit in to saving them.

Please join Michael Robinson from the Center and to learn more about wolves, new rules for their management that were adopted in 2015 and the proposed county ordinance.

What: Presentation, Return the wolf to the San Mateo Mountains

When: Thursday, November 5th at 6-7:30 PM

Where: the Socorro Public Library, 401 Park Street, Socorro, NM
Please bring and tell a friend!

Mary Katherine Ray
Wildlife Chair
Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club
575-772-5655

PS. Also mark your calendar for the County Commission meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 10 AM at the County annex building at 198 Neel St in Socorro. Commissioners will be voting on the anti-wolf ordinance and each member of the public will be allowed 2 minutes of testimony. Let's show the Socorro county commission that wolves have friends here!

October 23 -
Wolf Release Cleared  

 

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

November 10th - County Commission meeting at 10AM County annex building at 198 Neel St in Socorro. Commissioners will be voting on the anti-wolf ordinance and each member of the public will be allowed 2 minutes of testimony. Let's show the Socorro county commission that wolves have friends here!

SOCORRO COUNTY RELEASE
The Socorro county commission has already adopted an anti-wolf fear based resolution (download here) and is now considering adopting an anti-wolf county ordinance (download here) The Center for Biological Diversity will give a presentation Thursday, Nov. 5 about Mexican wolves, their importance to wild places and how the mountains of Socorro county fit in to saving them.

Please join Michael Robinson from the Center and to learn more about wolves, new rules for their management that were adopted in 2015 and the proposed county ordinance.

What: Presentation, Return the wolf to the San Mateo Mountains

When: Thursday, November 5th at 6-7:30 PM

Where: the Socorro Public Library, 401 Park Street, Socorro, NM
Please bring and tell a friend!

Mary Katherine Ray
Wildlife Chair
Rio Grande Chapter Sierra Club
575-772-5655

PS. Also mark your calendar for the County Commission meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 10 AM at the County annex building at 198 Neel St in Socorro. Commissioners will be voting on the anti-wolf ordinance and each member of the public will be allowed 2 minutes of testimony. Let's show the Socorro county commission that wolves have friends here!

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