Thank you for printing the article regarding the release of six Mexican wolves into the Gila Wilderness.
I am especially pleased to hear about the Mexican wolf family being returned to the wild, where they belong. I think this step is an important part of wolf recovery, and we need to keep moving forward.
That said, I believe the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) should allow wolves to be released throughout the Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area. There are fewer than 90 wild Mexican wolves in the entire world. That is unacceptable. We need more wolves released into the wild so as to increase the genetic health of the species and to balance nature.
I understand the USFWS is holding a hearing on August 13 to allow people the opportunity to speak out for the Mexican wolves’ recovery. I think this is an important event that should not be missed. Hopefully, the USFWS can come up with a comprehensive recovery plan that will ensure a successful future for Mexican wolves.
This cause is important to me because I am a mother, wildlife advocate, and writer, and I believe that wolf recovery is critical to the whole of nature. Thank you for your time.