Court Upholds Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction

Court Upholds Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction – Brief Article

Score another victory for endangered species. The U.S. Federal District Court in Albuquerque has dismissed a ranchers’ lawsuit challenging reintroduction of the Mexican gray wolf in Arizona’s Apache National Forest.

NWF was one of 14 organizations and individuals that intervened in the case. The Mexican wolf is the most endangered subspecies of gray wolf in North America.

In 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released three family groups of Mexican gray wolves into the Apache National Forest in eastern Arizona. The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association and eight other rancher organizations then filed suit, charging that the government had engaged in an unfair decision-making process and that it had introduced animals that were wolf hybrids.

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