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Feds Release Plan to Expand Gray Wolf Territory; Conservation Groups Cry Foul

posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:49 AM by chloe owens

12/1/14, by Lauren Loftus, KTAR News

Feds release plan to expand gray wolf territory; conservation groups cry foul

Phoenix – Under a new plan from the USFWS, the endangered Mexican gray wolf would have a lot more room to roam in Arizona and New Mexico.  That is, as long as it doesn’t cross Interstate 40…Michael Robinson, a conservation advocate with the Center for Biological Diversity, called the I-40 limit a “bureaucratic Berlin Wall for wolves” created under pressure from state governments and the livestock industry. …“Scientists have identified those two ecosystems [southern Rocky Mountain and Grand Canyon ecosystems] as places wolves will have to occupy in order to recover.”