A small population of reintroduced Mexican wolves, estimated in 2009 to be 42 animals, exists in parts of Arizona and New Mexico.
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In Arizona and New Mexico…
Since Mexican gray wolves were first released in 1998, WS personnel have worked closely with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, AZ Game and Fish Department, NM Department of Game and Fish, White Mountain Apache Tribe and others to resolve livestock predation and human safety concerns through an integrated management approach.
WS is a member of the Adaptive Management Oversight Committee and the Mexican Wolf Interagency Field Team. WS program personnel trap, relocate, attach radio collars to wolves, and conduct other management actions as necessary.
Click here for the 23 page booklet, "Lines of Defense: Coping with Predators in the Rocky Mountain Region