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Feds Refuse to Relist Mexican Wolves under the Endangered Species Act

posted Nov 12, 2012, 6:17 PM by chloe owens

 10/5/12, Wild Earth Guardians (AZ, NM, CO)

Feds Refuse to Relist Mexican Wolves under the Endangered Species Act

Santa Fe, NM. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has declined to list the Mexican gray wolf (Canis lupus baileyi) as a separate subspecies of gray wolf (Canis Lupus) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), apart from other gray wolf species and subspecies.  The genetically, morphologically, and geographically distinct Mexican wolf will continue to be listed with more numerous gray wolves in the West.

“The Service’s decision is unacceptable,” said Mark Salvo, Wildlife Program for WildEarth Guardians. “The Endangered Species Act specifically allows for protection for separate subspecies of animals, and separate listing would benefit the failing, flailing Mexican wolf recovery program.”

WildEarth Guardians petitioned to list the Mexican wolf as a separate subspecies under the ESA in 2009.

http://www.wildearthguardians.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7981&news_iv_ctrl=1194
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