Mexican gray wolf

APHIS Wildlife Services (WS) aids in the recovery of endangered Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona through research and damage management activities. USDA APHIS WS photo.

Environmental groups announced the illegal killing of the Mexican gray wolf “Anubis” in the Kaibab National Forest west of Flagstaff, AZ, on Jan. 2.

The wolf had become well-known for his forays north of Interstate 40 and beyond the boundary of the current recovery area.

“It’s tragic that Anubis was killed, and many of us are grieving his loss, but despite this heinous crime, it is also profound confirmation that northern Arizona should be part of the wolf recovery effort,” said Greta Anderson, deputy director of Western Watersheds Project.

A district judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to revise its recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, ruling the agency must produce a new draft within six months and a final plan no later than a year.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced it is seeking comments on the proposed rulemaking to expand the Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area in Arizona and New Mexico. Conservation groups hope the federal agency will consider a plan to remove the I-40 boundary.

A reward is being offered, and information can be reported at 1-844-397-8477 or fws_tips@fws.gov

 

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