Enviros Assail U.S. Recovery Plan For Endangered Mexican Wolf

"The Trump administration on Wednesday unveiled a recovery plan for the endangered Mexican wolf, but environmentalists immediately assailed the program as so deficient it would lead to the demise of one of North America’s most imperiled mammals.

The plan projects returning the Mexican wolf -- actually the rarest subspecies of the North American gray wolf -- to viable numbers in the U.S. Desert Southwest by 2043, paving the way for removing the animal from the endangered species list.

But environmental groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan is deeply flawed and would further endanger a creature that has struggled to make a comeback despite decades of conservation efforts."

Laura Zuckerman reports for Reuters November 29, 2017.

Source: Reuters, 11/30/2017