Biologists Blast Fed’s Mexican Wolf Plan
Scientists Say Draft Recovery Plan Ignores ESA Requirements
Biologists with recognized expertise in scientific disciplines relevant to Mexican wolf recovery have submitted comments blasting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) recently released Draft Mexican Wolf Recovery Plan.
“The draft recovery plan will not lead to recovery of the Mexican wolf, unless it is significantly altered to address at least some of the shortcomings identified….,” said Dr. Mike Phillips, executive director of the Turner Endangered Species Fund Fund. “If the final plan is a close reflection of the draft, then I am predicting that it will set the Mexican wolf adrift for decades without ever approaching the shore of recovery.”