A coalition of environmental groups is threatening to sue the federal government over protections for the endangered Mexican gray wolf.
The New Mexico Wilderness Alliance, WildEarth Guardians and Friends of Animals warned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service of their intent to sue Tuesday.
It would mark just the latest legal challenge over changes to the wolf reintroduction program that were announced in January. Under the changes, wolves will be able to roam a greater expanse of Arizona and New Mexico and will be released at more sites.
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have finalized a new rule concerning the reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the move broadens the endangered animal’s territory but also expands the circumstances under which they could be killed.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department this month will begin its annual count of Mexican gray wolves. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the agency anticipates a growth in the population of the endangered animals.
Officials with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have confirmed that the animal spotted near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon is a gray wolf. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the first of its kind to be seen in the area in more than 70 years.
A coalition of advocacy groups is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program in the Southwest. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the suit claims the federal agency has not enacted a plan that fulfills requirements made by federal law.
Last month, two members of a federally protected population of Mexican gray wolves were found dead in New Mexico. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, that makes three confirmed deaths of the endangered species in the last two months.
This is purportedly the animal officials are searching in Flagstaff near Lake Mary Road. Here it's pictured after its initial capture last week by animal control officers. The animal later escaped from a county facility. Several photos and videos have popped up on social media sites of the animal.
Officials are attempting to capture an unidentified wolf-like animal that’s been seen in neighborhoods south of Flagstaff. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it’s the second report of a possible wolf in northern Arizona in as many weeks.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's proposed revisions would prevent Mexican gray wolves from spreading north of Interstate-40 in Arizona and New Mexico. The endangered species was reintroduced by the federal agency in 1998.
Tuesday is the final day to comment on several revisions to the federal Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the changes would keep the endangered animals out of much of northern Arizona.