While a proposal made early this month may soon strip the gray wolf of its endangered species protections, a government-funded study supports maintaining the Mexican wolf’s status as an endangered subspecies.
The endangered Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) has weathered challenges from near extinction to political wrangling. Now, a genetic study settles whether the wolves might have interbred with dogs.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is gearing up to conduct its annual Mexican wolf population survey. Helicopter flights to survey the animals are scheduled to begin Jan. 22. But, the federal government shutdown could delay the process.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has released a recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf. It sets guidelines for de-listing the wolf from the Endangered Species Act, and where the recovery should happen. The issue has been a controversial one over the years, and we hear from two people who’ve been involved in it.
After 30-plus years of wrangling, wildlife managers have yet to agree on a revised recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf. As a November deadline looms, a study in the journal Biological Conservation offers guidance for finding common ground.
The proposed border wall between the U.S. and Mexico would run along one of the most rugged and ecologically diverse regions in the country. In addition to the many human rights and fiscal concerns, there’s another one — the environment.