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Mexican Gray Wolf Listed Among 10 Species Most at Risk of Extinction

posted Mar 17, 2018, 7:40 PM by chloe owens

12/15/2017, by Ryan Heinsius, KNAU

Mexican Gray Wolf Listed Among 10 Species Most at Risk of Extinction

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last month released its long-awaited recovery plan for endangered Mexican gray wolves. Now a national wildlife advocacy group has listed the animals as one of the most threatened in the U.S. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports. The Endangered Species Coalition says the wolves are among 10 animals most at risk of extinction. The group, in its annual report, accuses federal wildlife officials of putting politics ahead of science by limiting the animal’s range to areas in Arizona and New Mexico. In addition, the Coalition says the Fish and Wildlife plan sets a population goal that’s less than half of what’s needed for genetic diversity.

http://knau.org/post/mexican-gray-wolf-listed-among-10-species-most-risk-extinction

 

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