Thursday, April 21, 2016
State says it will sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife over wolf release plan
State says it will sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife over wolf release plan Albuquerque Journal By Deborah Baker New Mexico officials notified the federal government today they will sue to block the planned release of more Mexican gray wolves without the state’s OK. The state Department of Game and Fish called the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s release plan “unpermitted and illegal” and said it will go to court unless the federal agency backs down. state department last year denied the federal agency’s application to release wolves into the wild. But the Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced it planned to release a pack of wolves this year and also could place some captive-born pups into wild packs, in a bid to improve genetic diversity.