ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Most of the howls heard at a public information meeting on the Mexican gray wolf hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Saturday afternoon were from environmental groups saying a recently released updated recovery plan for the subspecies doesn’t go far enough to protect it.
“Why is it that the needs of the Mexican gray wolf, in the program that’s for their purpose, are largely not met?” a Tularosa man asked a panel of three FWS officials.
“What we’re trying to do with the recovery of the New Mexican gray wolf is to find a balance,” responded Sherry Barrett, the FWS Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator. “It’s difficult when you’re re-establishing a top carnivore on a working landscape.”