Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Jared Polis Request Stronger Protections for Mexican Gray Wolves
Letter Sent to Fish & Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, October 17, 2012 (posted 10/30/12)
On October 17, Congressmen Raul Grijalva and Jared Polis delivered a letter of concern to Dan Ashe, the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, regarding the Mexican wolf. The Congressman addressed the recent denial of reclassification of Canis lupis bailey (Mexican gray wolf) as a subspecies, which would give the Mexican wolves greater protections, and urged the Fish and Wildlife Service to reclassify the Mexican wolf as a subspecies separate from other gray wolves or a distinct population segment. The letter also pushed Fish and Wildlife Service to expedite release of the draft Mexican gray wolf recovery plan for public comment.
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