Mexican gray wolf

Earth Notes
10:20 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Earth Notes: Helping Mexican Wolves Get a Good Start

Foster parents help a lot of kids from difficult backgrounds in getting a better start in life. Now they’re also helping a rare species that’s been struggling to gain a foothold in the Southwestern wilds.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Officials Investigate Death of Endangered Mexican Gray Wolf in Arizona

A Mexican grey wolf at Wolf Haven International in Washington State.
Credit wolfhaven.org, Julie Lawrence

Wildlife managers are investigating the death of an endangered Mexican grey wolf in the White Mountains. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the announcement comes soon after unsuccessful moves in the state to halt the reintroduction of the animals in the Southwest.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Thu April 17, 2014

State Lawmakers Move Forward on Wolf-Killing Bills

A male Mexican gray wolf in his pen prior to being released last year in Arizona.
Credit Michael Chow, The Arizona Republic

State lawmakers moved on two fronts Wednesday to let ranchers shoot the Mexican gray wolves being reintroduced to the Southwest despite their listing under federal law as endangered. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
5:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

State Legislature Attempts to Limit Federal Wolf Reintroduction

Credit Southwest Wildlife

Last week, two Mexican gray wolves were released in Arizona. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, a simultaneous effort is underway in the state Legislature to let ranchers kill the endangered animals in defense of livestock.

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State Capitol News
8:33 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Wolf-Kill Reimbursement Raises Hackles of Ranchers

Mexican gray wolf
Credit Photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

A northern Arizona lawmaker wants to put the state in charge of giving out federal dollars to ranchers who lose cattle to wolves. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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KNAU and Arizona News
11:36 am
Fri August 10, 2012

US Fish and Wildlife to Kill Gray Wolf

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has signed an order calling for the shooting of a Mexican gray wolf.

The Agency says the female wolf has been killing too many cows in Southwestern New Mexico.

It's the first time in 5 years that the Fish and Wildlife Service will be killing a wolf due to behavior problems. 

Wolf Recovery Coordinator Sherry Barrett says it was a difficult decision given that the population of endangered wolves in New Mexico and Arizona has been struggling since reintroduction began 14 years ago.  But Barrett says the issue needed to be addressed.

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