Wolf ESA plan should focus on species recovery, not shutting down ranchers

This plan set a recovery goal of 100 wolves, a target that was exceeded in 2014. However, instead of celebrating the recovery plan’s success by delisting the wolf and returning management to the states, the federal government decided to move the goal posts. It continues to manage the Mexican gray wolf under onerous ESA requirements, harming ranchers and other rural […]

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Arizona faces costly effects of protected wolf populations

The Livestock Loss Board voted unanimously Nov. 3 to compensate ranchers up to $2,500 per animal for confirmed wolf kills. The action is an interim policy while the board works to set up more formal measures for identifying wolf depredations and compensating ranchers for them. State takes steps to repay ranchers for wolf depredations APACHE COUNTY — The thorny problem […]

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