Mexican Grey Wolf Management & Recovery Practices
Kiera Hanley's Capstone project focuses on the efforts made by New Mexico and other countries being made toward the betterment of the Mexican Grey Wolf.
The Mexican Gray Wolf is also known as Canis lupus baileyi. It is a subspecies of the gray wolf, or Canis lupus. They are always being threatened by illegal human killings, low genetic diversity, and USFWS regulations that often reflect political agendas instead of scientific facts. Their most recent population size was documented at 241 animals in the wild, making this the seventh consecutive year of population growth. Although this is excellent news, it is still crucial to keep up with conservation work and federal regulations. Policy revisions are also very important in order to maintain their population size and increase it much more.
Throughout this paper, Kiera incorporated three aspects of the best efforts being made toward the betterment of the Mexican gray wolf. The first aspect she included discusses the best efforts put forth in New Mexico, while also including Arizona since this wolf subspecies travel between the two states. The second aspect she discussed is based on the best efforts being made elsewhere, such as in other states or outside the country. The third and last aspect will be her personal recommendations on how to improve the management and recovery practices of the Mexican Gray Wolf. These suggestions will be based on the best efforts already being made in New Mexico and elsewhere but on what else we can do to make it better.