To read the full story, go here: http://news.heartland.org/newspaper-art ... ies-statusBY KENNETH ARTZ
More contact between wolves and humans is in store as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has decided to list Mexican gray wolves as endangered but with a special designation.
Mexican gray wolves were nearly extinct 40 years ago. The last five known survivors were rounded up in 1973 and used in a captive breeding program. The wolves and their progeny remained at a breeding facility until 1998, when the first of a series of controlled releases took place in Arizona and later, New Mexico.
Since then, U.S. officials have considered the wolves not wild but instead a “nonessential experimental population.”
If anyone is interested, here is the monthly update for the Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project:
http://www.wolf.org/headlines/mexican-w ... ly-update/