Genetic diversity ignored in federal plan to save lobo, lawsuit says

From Carlsbad Current Argus:

A lawsuit filed in federal court challenged a recent plan to recover the Mexican gray wolf, known as the lobo in New Mexico, as inadequate to protect the species and prevent its extinction.

Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a revised recovery plan for the wolf – listed as federally endangered since 1976 – removing a population cap of about 320 wolves living in their experimental habitat area covering parts of southern New Mexico and Arizona.

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