Groups Request End to Trapping & Snaring in Mexican Wolf Habitat in NM

14 Mexican Wolves have Been Trapped by Private TrappersPress Release – WildEarth Guardians

Santa Fe, NM. Today, WildEarth Guardians, the Sierra Club, and Southwest Environmental Center petitioned federal agencies and requested an emergency halt to all trapping and snaring on the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. Numerous Mexican gray wolves, which face imminent extinction, have been harmed by traps set throughout the recovery area. The groups sought immediate increased protections for Mexican wolves or lobos from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service in New Mexico.

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4 Responses to Petition to Protect Mexican Wolves from Traps on Public Lands

  1. Jeff N. says:

    It now appears another Mexican Gray Wolf has gone missing. This time it is the alpha male of the Hawks Nest Pack AM1044. This pack has been one of the few that has had success breeding and rearing pups. Based on what limited information I have heard, the circumstances behind the disappearence of this wolf do not sound natural.

    The slow bleed of the population continues and the USFWS continues to take no corrective action. Even the supposed release of another pack into the recovery area this summer cannot be confirmed

  2. Jeff N. says:

    My post above is a repost of the same comment from another Lobo topic on this blog site. The intent of the repost is to point out that we continue to lose wolves and the USFWS has done nothing to reverse the trend.

  3. Jamie Sloan says:



June 2010


‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey