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For now, no more wolves for Arizona


Mexican gray wolf in captivity, courtesy of Trisha Shears

The U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife has delayed releasing additional Mexican gray wolves in Arizona until sometime next year.

The gray-wolf population is stagnating in the Southwest, and the animal is vilified by some ranchers as an unwelcome predator being reintroduced to the region by the government. The federal government late last week agreed with the Arizona Game and Fish Department that the release of a pack of eight wolves in southeastern Arizona should be postponed.

-- Nicholas Riccardi

To read the full article, published in the LA Times on October 10, 2010, and post a comment, click here.

Please submit a letter to the editor of the LA Times calling for more Mexican wolves to be released into the wild: letters@latimes.com

Letter writing tips and additional editorial contacts are here.

Additonal articles on this topic appeared in the Albuquerque Journal, the Durango Herald, and the Las Cruces Sun-News.

Help persuade the US Fish and Wildlife Service to release more wolves by sending a quick email – more information here.