Arizona GFC Supports Delisting of Gray Wolf

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After a lengthy meeting on December 4th, the Arizona Game and Fish Commission voted 4-1 to support Congressional actions to delist the gray wolf from protection under the Endangered Species Act.

The Commission sees this as an opportunity to break through the gridlock in the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction program, and welcomes the opportunity to manage this important species.

The Commission desires to work with every stakeholder, and all who are willing to come to the table to negotiate and seek solutions to issues. Local governments, sportsmen, livestock operators, and environmentalists have all reiterated support for Mexican gray wolf conservation in Arizona, as does the Commission.

To learn about the Arizona Game and Fish Department's role in the Mexican gray wolf reintroduction, visit www.azgfd.gov/wolf.