ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.—The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Mexican wolf recovery effort in Arizona and New Mexico is stepping down because of family concerns.
Bud Fazio has accepted a new position in the agency’s Albuquerque office, where he will work with a fish restoration group.
Fazio wasn’t available for comment Friday but agency spokesman Tom Buckley says Fazio needed more regular hours because of a family situation involving an ill relative.
Buckley says Fish and Wildlife Service officials hope to fill the director’s job as soon as possible.
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