Protect Mexican gray wolves
Mexican gray wolves became a tragic player in the "taming of the west" where habitat loss along with eradication efforts to protect livestock completely eliminated them from their natural territories by 1970. In 1998, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reintroduced this iconic species into special wolf management zones. The reintroduction has been fraught as ranchers fear predation and conservationists see the reintroduction as vital to re-establishing a truly natural habitat. While there are mitigation efforts to reduce loss of cattle, emotions run high. New Mexico Wild is at the forefront of protecting our small wolf population and keeping remote areas of the state wild enough for them to thrive.
Wilderness and Wild and Scenic designations are paramount in order to protect the Mexican gray wolf from illegal killings