For Wolves on the Brink, A Hobbled Recovery Plan

Few creatures in the United States have come as close to extinction as the Mexican wolf, which was wiped out in the U.S. by 1970 and barely hung on in Mexico. Now, scientists and conservationists charge that federal officials are caving into political pressure and failing to implement a legally mandated reintroduction plan. READ MORE

 

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The track of a Mexican wolf in the wild. Many scientists argue that the Mexican wolf reintroduction program in the U.S. is hobbled by numerous restrictions imposed by the states, including releasing the wolves in only a small area of their former range and the killing or trapping of wolves that prey on cattle. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

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