Endangered Species Program
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Posted
4/12/12

Recovering the Mexican Wolf (07:41)

Host: Ann Haas with Patrick Valentino

Mexican wolf (click to view larger)
Mexican wolf.
Photo credit: USFWS

Overview

Since 2006, the Mexican Wolf Fund has raised more than $300,000 in grants and donations to help fund on-the-ground solutions with ranchers to continue their traditional lifestyles while helping to retain the wildlife heritage of the Southwest. Working with landowners, the organization has resolved issues with more than 11 wolf packs and thousands of sheep and cattle. The initiative features building predator-proof fencing or "deter" fencing to protect livestock; installing noise machines to warn off wolves; providing diversionary food to reduce depredations; segregating vulnerable calves in "defensible" areas; and hiring range-riders.

Last updated: April 12, 2012