Steve Capra is director of the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance. He says there's "huge frustration" with the agency when it comes to wolf recovery.
(Photo) Kaisa Lappalainen, center, holds a Mexican gray wolf cutout as activists gather outside U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service regional headquarters in Albuquerque, N.M., on Friday, April 13, 2012, to pressure the agency to release more captive Mexican gray wolves into the wild. The federal government's effort to reintroduce wolves to the Southwest has been plagued by illegal shootings, livestock depredations and lawsuits over management of the program. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan
The last time managers released a new wolf to the wild was 2008.
Agency spokeswoman Charna Lefton says strides have been made over the last 14 years. She says more than 95 percent of theanimals currently in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico were conceived and born in the wild.