There are at least 83 Mexican gray wolves running wild in the Southwest, but a coalition of wildlife groups says that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is not doing enough to ensure the survival of the species.Wednesday, the Defenders of Wildlife , the Center for Biological Diversity, the Endangered Wolf Center and the Wolf Conservation Center notified the Fish and Wildlife Service that they intend to sue the agency for failing to create and execute a recovery plan for the endangered species.”The service’s legal obligation is they’ve got to complete a recovery plan and the plan has to provide a blueprint of how to save this species from extinction,” said Timothy Preso, the attorney representing the groups.Preso said a 1982 Fish and Wildlife Service document called a “recovery plan” for the wolves was incomplete and did not meet the standards set for revitalizing the species under the Endangered Species ActAdvocates said the Fish and Wildlife Service worked on three different recovery plans in 1995, 2003 and 2010, but they were never finalized.”Our concern is if we leave this to the service’s apparent schedule, which is indefinite timing, it may be too late before we get a blueprint for recovery,”… Read full this story
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