Lobos in limbo: The halting recovery of the Mexican wolf
From Earth Touch News Network:
When Sonora wandered across the border from Mexico into the United States last March, she didn’t know what she was heading into. As a wolf, she couldn’t know that the US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) had been pondering how to recover Mexican wolves in the states of Arizona and New Mexico since 1982, when there were no wild wolves left in the Southwest. She couldn’t know that USFWS was facing widespread opposition from ranchers over its plans to reintroduce her subspecies – a strain of the grey wolf that once roamed across most of North America. Or that conservation groups had filed their own lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act to demand that FWS complete a recovery plan ensuring that she and her offspring could thrive. Last month, FWS finally completed that plan. But the controversy isn’t over yet.