Mexican Gray Wolf

The Western Environmental Law Center has fought to protect the Mexican wolf for decades: playing a key role in the initial reintroduction effort.

Cornered: Mexican wolf management to appease livestock producers may run out the clock on recovery

6/15/2016

A golden eagle crouched against a band of rocks that abuts a cattle pen in the Gila National Forest catches the eye first, causing a pause to look for what’s brought the bird to the ground. The eagle doesn’t linger, disappearing rapidly amid the tops of ponderosas. On the far side of the cowpie-strewn basin, a reddish brown hulk has been draped over a downed tree. Once close enough to see that the cow’s hindquarters have been severed and its bare hip socket writhes with insects, the stench hits. From uphill and upwind, a game trail threading off into the woods appears.

Lawsuit filed against U.S. over protections for rare wolf (News 7/2/15)

7/02/2015

A coalition of environmental groups filed a lawsuit on Thursday against U.S. wildlife officials arguing that the government's management plan for the endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of the most imperiled mammals in North America, does not go far enough.

The Western Environmental Law Center filed the suit on behalf of several organizations in a federal Arizona court, alleging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's plans for the wolves violate the Endangered Species Act and other laws.

Groups file suit to protect Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona (Press Release 7/2/15)

7/02/2015
Challenge federal policies that further imperil endangered wild wolves

A coalition of local, regional and national conservation watchdog groups filed suit today to ensure the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service adopts policies that give endangered Mexican gray wolves a fair shot at recovery in their historic U.S. range.

In Washington, Opposition Mounts to Notorious Federal Program’s Attempt to Grab Wolf-killing Powers (press release 1.16.14)

1/16/2014

Eight conservation groups representing tens of thousands of Washington residents filed official comments today opposing a controversial federal agency’s attempt to give itself authority to kill endangered wolves in the state. In December the U.S.

Politics, Science and Fiscal Cliffs

Scientists are better than politicians because scientists want to know if they're wrong.

Politicians - and their friends in the timber and cattle industries - don't give a damn. So long as the money rolls in: to them.

I see 5,000 lawsuits a week editing the Courthouse News page - stories of rape, murder, drugs, perversion, official corruption - revolting stuff.

Conservationists Fight Timber Industry’s Lawsuit Seeking To Limit Role Of Science In Public Lands Management (press release 9.10.12)

9/10/2012
The non-profit organizations join the lawsuit to preserve the U.S. Forest Service’s rules that utilize science to sustainably manage our public lands and protect clean water, clean air and wildlife.

The Western Environmental Law Center, on behalf of Klamath Siskiyou Wildlands Center and Oregon Wild, filed a motion today in federal district Court in Washington D.C. to fight a lawsuit that aims to drastically limit the use of science to help manage our national forests.

Deal on Mexican Gray Wolf

11/14/2009

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The federal Fish and Wildlife Service and environmentalists reached an agreement Friday that scraps a rule the agency had used to kill or permanently remove any wolf that killed three head of livestock in a year.

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