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Public News Service - NM: Endangered Species & Wildlife

PHOTO: Preservation of the Mexican gray wolf is the subject of a public meeting in Albuquerque on Oct. 4. Photo credit: Jim Clark, courtesy of USFWS.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - One of America's most endangered animals is the subject of a public hearing this week in Albuquerque. The Mexican gray wolf numbers only 75 individuals, all of them descendants of seven wild founders of a captive breeding program, and their recovery is hampered by a number of fac

Bears in the Sandia Mountains are entering towns looking for food during the long New Mexico drought.<br />Courtesy of: Jim Robertson.<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - What is being portrayed by some as an infrequent and humane response to hungry bears entering towns looking for food, is actually quite another matter, according to Jan Hayes founder of Sandia Mountain Bear Watch. Hayes is looking for the state to institute stopgap diversionary

PHOTO: Flo, held in captivity most of her life, is now 55. A ruling to recognize all chimpanzees as endangered could mean retirement from lab testing in Alamogordo, New Mexico. Courtesy of NIH.<br />

ALAMOGORDO, N.M. - Chimpanzees in cages and out could be eligible for a privilege currently reserved only for those in the wild, thanks to a change in what is known as a "split-listing." The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has proposed a rule change to classify all chimpanzees as endangered und

PHOTO: Storm water runs off into drains and often carries industrial waste and other pollutants. Legal action against a prospective horse slaughterhouse in Roswell alleges that its waste violates the Clean Water Act. Courtesy: EPA

ROSWELL, N.M. - New Mexico's Valley Meat Co. has another obstacle in its path to becoming a horse slaughterhouse. A Larkspur, Colo., group, Front Range Equine Rescue, has notified the Roswell company and two federal agencies - the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agricultu

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CATRON COUNTY, N.M. - Just as the Mexican Wolf Recovery program was finishing its 15th year, a Mexican gray wolf was shot and killed by a federal Wildlife Services agent. At almost the same time, the release of two pairs of Mexican wolves was announced. The shooting, which took place on Jan. 19, was

Photo: Mexican wolf<br />Courtesy: Jim Clark USFWS<br />

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was more than 15 years ago, on March 29, 1998, when the first Mexican gray wolves were re-introduced into the wild in the Southwest. David Parsons was the first Mexican wolf recovery coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the time. The now-retired wildlife bio

This RCCLA Amalia solar array is located in Taos County, New Mexico.<br />PHOTO: Courtesy of Kit Carson Electric Cooperative.

HILLSBORO, N.M. - Renewable energy sources in New Mexico and the West are plentiful and may be headed toward gold rush-style exploitation by developers. That raises some concerns about the impact, but New Mexico sportsmen believe the reintroduction of the Public Lands and Renewable Energy Developmen

Trapped female Mexican wolf whose leg was amputated due to suffering frostbite. This Mule Pack wolf was being transferred. PHOTO Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

SILVER CITY, N.M. - Efforts to restore wolves to the wild continue to face obstacles. Most recently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) granted itself a "recovery permit" to live-capture endangered wolves that enter New Mexico and Arizona from Mexico or the Rocky Mountains. As a result, the Ce

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