Court Ruling: Federal Government Must Address Poaching in Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Plan


TUCSON, AZ — In response to a lawsuit by conservation groups, a judge has ruled that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) must add specific actions to address illegal killing of Mexican wolves in their plan for the species’ recovery.

The group’s 2018 lawsuit claimed that the plan failed to meet basic requirements of the Endangered Species Act to provide site-specific management actions and objectives with measurable recovery criteria to address the most immediate threat facing the Mexican wolf recovery program since its inception: illegal killing.

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