Two conservation organizations have intervened in a lawsuit calling for the removal of some of the wolves in the Gila National Forest.
Eva Sargent, Defenders of Wildlife’s Southwest program director, added: “ The Fish & Wildlife Service made the right call when it stopped wolf removals. We are intervening on the side of the Fish & Wildlife Service to defend that decision.’
The federal agency reported last week that, at the end of October, 24 wolves with functioning radio- telemetry collars (as well as an unknown number of uncollared wolves) were living in the wild in southwest New Mexico and southeast Arizona.
The San Mateo Pack, consisting of a single adult female wolf with at least five pups born this year, is in the north- central portion of thefore
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