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US Fish and Wildlife Service

Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is moving forward with efforts to recover the Mexican Grey wolf. While it's not clear yet if and when captive bred adult wolves will be released into the wild, two captive born pups were successfully exchanged with two pups from a wild den to foster genetic diversity for the species.

Sherry Barrett is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican Wolf Coordinator. KUNM’s Anna Lande asked her why a wild wolf doesn’t reject captive born pups. 

UPDATE: Wolf Ranch Permit Denied

Jan 14, 2016
Marumari / Creative Commons via Flickr

UPDATE 1/14  11:31 am:

New Mexico game commissioners in a unanimous vote today [Thursday] denied a ranch’s appeal for a permit to house and breed Mexican Gray wolves for release in the wild. Their permit was originally cancelled last spring.

State Rejects Wolf Release Proposal, Again

Sep 29, 2015
Rita Daniels

The future of the endangered Mexican gray wolf remains precarious in New Mexico. The state game commission denied a federal appeal to release wolves in New Mexico on Tuesday.

Rita Daniels

Key players in New Mexico’s energy economy came together Wednesday in Albuquerque to talk about some of the challenges they face.