Currently on the brink of failure due to low population numbers and excessive killing due to alleged conflicts with livestock, the rule governing the management of the Mexican wolves is being updated and your comments are needed. Right now they are in the part of the NEPA process called “scoping” — to determine the scope and range of issues and opportunities.
Defenders of Wildlife is recommending the following changes:
Allow wolves to roam beyond the current artificial boundaries to find suitable habitat and prey.
• Resolve livestock-wolf conflicts in ways that keep wolves in the wild and achieve progress toward reintroduction objectives.
• Revise the service’s 25-year-old recovery plan.
• Allow opportunities to expand wolf reintroduction to other areas in the future.
Your comments are due Dec. 31. You can email them in to: email@example.com
Defenders page on “recovery of the Lobo”
Western Watersheds Project on commenting on the Mexican wolf.
Mexican wolf population statistics (government page)