WWP Favorably Settles Mexican Wolf Litigation !

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Western Watersheds Project is happy to report that WWP and our co-plaintiffs have succesfully settled litigation against the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that will provide much better protections for the Mexican Gray Wolf in Arizona and New Mexico.

The wild lobo is the most endangered mammal in North America with only 50 animals left in the wild.

For years Mexican Gray Wolf restoration efforts have been undermined by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's capitulation to public land ranchers in New Mexico and Arizona.

By initiating litigation in federal court in Arizona, WWP sought to bring an end to the federal government's mismanagement of Mexican Wolves.

Last Friday, WWP learned that our litigation has resulted in a favorable settlement ending the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's archaic "control" rule for Mexican wolves.

WWP Arizona Director Greta Anderson has been at the forefront of this effort on behalf of Western Watersheds Project.

Thanks Greta !!

Here is the news release from November 13, 2009 announcing the settlement:

Endangered Mexican Gray Wolves Get a Boost on Road to Recovery