Friday, December 28, 2012

Enviros sue to prevent capture of wolves

December 27, 2012
Environmentalists are filing another lawsuit over the federal government's handling of endangered Mexican gray wolves, this one seeking to stop a policy that calls for the capture of any wolves that cross the border into Arizona and New Mexico.

The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity Wednesday filed a notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a recent decision that the group says gives the agency authority to catch any wayward wolves and put them into a captive-breeding program, return them to where they came from or relocate them into a designated Mexican wolf recovery area.

The group said Mexico recently released nine Mexican gray wolves near the U.S. border in the Sierra Madre, and wolves from the northern Rocky Mountains could make their way south at any time.

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