Mexican Gray Wolf; lobos; breeding pairs; genetic crisis; recovery plan

Tragedy strikes Mexican gray wolves again: Recently released breeding female killed, no chance for pup survival

ALBUQUERQUE, NM (July 12, 2013) – Tragically, the killing continues. In the wake of a new proposed rule from the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) that would continue to hinder Mexican gray wolf recovery (the subspecies would remain listed, but with limited opportunity for necessary dispersal essential to recovery), Defenders of Wildlife has received news that another of the world’s most endangered wolves has been shot and killed.

Defenders of Wildlife Announces Rescue Plan for Mexican Gray Wolves

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 27, 2013) – On the eve of the 15th anniversary of the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves to the American southwest, Defenders of Wildlife called on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a three-point rescue plan to ensure the continued recovery of the species.

The following is a statement from Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife:

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