The Mexican Wolf would be highly beneficial to West Texas wildlife, habitats, and cattle raising.
NOTE: Post Originally Appeared on Rick Libello’s site on March 14, 2015
Less than a 100 yards from my office at the El Paso Zoo every day I am reminded of one of the most important missing links in the Chihuahuan Desert ecoregion, a wild predator that we all know as a symbol of wilderness and as an important apex predator, the gray wolf or Mexican wolf (Canis lupus baileyi). Prior to moving to El Paso I was active in wolf restoration efforts in Texas during the 1990s when the Sierra Club and other environmental groups helped to gain public support for the return of wolves to the Southwest at the Apache National Forest of eastern Arizona. I was greatly encouraged when I was asked to serve on the EXCOM of the El Paso Sierra Club Group that our chair, Laurence Gibson, had Texas wolf restoration on his radar screen. On March 18, 2015 we are launching a new “Return of the Wolf to Texas Education Initiative” at a Rubin Center on the UTEP campus at 6pm.