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New Rules May Stymie Endangered Wolf Program

posted Jan 16, 2015, 11:33 AM by chloe owens

11/14/14, by Rita Daniels, KUNM

New Rules May Stymie Endangered Wolf Program

The state Game Commission approved a controversial proposal Thursday that critics fear will harm efforts to reintroduce the Mexican grey wolf.  The reintroduction program depends on bringing wolves into New Mexico from other states….Commission considered a proposal to change how permits are issued for private land owners who want to import non-domesticated wildlife, specifically carnivores…if adopted the amendments not only meddle in private property rights but they would really stymie the project.  “We need to foster genetic diversity in our wolf population,” Gentry said.  “Private facilities give us the necessary space for wolf breeding.”