“Frank Discussion” Necessary Regarding Mexican Wolf Recovery in Southwest

A Mexican wolf in the wild causes much debate among ranchers and wildlife conservationists.

A Mexican wolf in the wild causes much debate among ranchers and wildlife conservationists.

The federal government began returning Mexican wolves to the Southwest a decade ago. The result has been anger among ranchers who claim livestock losses. Environmentalists blame the federal government for mismanaging the program. Fifty wolves are now in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico – half of what was hoped for. So, it is now time to re-evaluate. Federal, state and other officials are scheduled to sit down and discuss what needs to be accomplished in order to make the re-introduction of Mexican wolves a success in the Southwest.

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