The Mexican gray wolf was reintroduced in Arizona and New Mexico 15 years ago. Births are limited as there’s only two breeding pair. These magnificent creatures continue to struggle to survive. The need for introducing more pairs is required to increase the genetic pool, ensuring their chances for recovery.
Wolves’ territory needs expanding, those ranchers concerned about wolves attacking livestock, should contain livestock, this would also reduce the many vehicle collisions involving livestock.
There are Mexican grays waiting for years for releasing, still the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service continues to stall, wasting valuable time and taxpayer funds. This delay is causing inbreeding and weakens the genetic pool, which will reduce the Mexican grays survival if and when they are released.
Wolves fear man, and avoid him at all cost; it’s shameful man doesn’t give wolves the same respect.
Wolves kill for survival, taking the weak, herds are stronger, and nature’s balance is maintained.
Yellowstone National Park is an example of the value wolves have in the environment and economy. Tourism increased because of wolves. Millions visit YNP to see wolves, spending their income in surround areas.
As wolves recover, businesses’ profits increase; business should be strong supporters for wolves.
A poll conducted by Defender shows the majority of citizens in Arizona and New Mexico want wolves to thrive, and want the Fish & Wildlife Service to ensure full recovery.
Science should be used regarding wolves, not myths. Wolves need nurturing in their recovery from man’s trophy collecting.