Defenders Web Pages

Fact Sheet

Mexican Wolf

External Links

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Mexican Wolf

Lobos of the Southwest

Public Acceptance of Mexican Wolves

A poll conducted in 2008 shows that Southwesterners love Mexican wolves. See poll results for Arizona and New Mexico.

Documents about Reintroduction and Recovery of Mexican Gray Wolves

Five-Year Review of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

Final Environmental Impact Statement on the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction

Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Annual Progress Reports

2010 Annual Report (PDF, 3.3mb)

2009 Annual Report (PDF, 2.2mb)

2008 Annual Report (PDF, 721kb)

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Press Release
"While the increase comes as good news for these highly endangered animals, the small population of 58 lobos is still extremely vulnerable. Wolves are smart, adaptable animals, but they can’t make it alone. New releases of wolves in Arizona and New Mexico are urgently needed to ensure a healthy population." - Eva Sargent, southwest director, Defenders of Wildlife
Where We Work
Our Southwest team works to protect rare and threatened species like Mexican wolves, jaguars and ocelots.
Grizzly Bear, © Ray Rafiti
Conservation Issue
We work to create and share strategies to encourage peaceful coexistence between people and wildlife.
In the Magazine
When it comes to endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest every one counts—and so do partnerships.
Fact Sheet
Mexican gray wolves once numbered in the thousands and roamed the wilds of the southwest. But today, after a century of persecution, only a few remain in the wild.
In the Magazine
Though the number of Mexican gray wolves in the wild is slightly higher, the population still needs a genetic rescue to survive.