Initial Release & Translocation Proposal for 2018

Public comment period is open for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's 2018 plan for wild Mexican gray wolves.
Submit comments by December 26th!

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has created their annual Initial Release and Translocation Plan for 2018, which will guide their work to recover Mexican gray wolves in the next year. They will accept public comment on the plan through December 26th.

We need more releases of family groups and/or breeding pairs!

Mexican gray wolves have very little time left to overcome the genetic crisis they are now in. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service must act fast to get more genes from the captive population into the wild population, and releases of adult wolves and family packs from captivity is the fastest way to do it. Cross fostering (placing captive born pups into wild dens to be raised by a wild pack) is a start, but alone it will not be enough to solve the inbreeding problem Mexican gray wolves face.

~Please put a call for more adult releases in your comments~

Read the Plan

Submit comments by December 26th

You may submit written responses by one of the following methods:

1) Electronically: You may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Responses submitted electronically must be received by 11:59pm Mountain Time on December 26th, 2017

2) By hard copy: Submit by U.S. mail to:
Mexican Wolf Recovery Program, Attn 2018 Proposed Releases in NM
2105 Osuna Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87113

Responses submitted by U.S. mail must be received by December 26th, 2017

Thank you for all your work to save the Mexican gray wolf!