Category Archives: Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge

Mexican Gray Wolf: Still in trouble as recovery inches along

I photographed this stuffed specimen of the species, the Mexican Gray Wolf, inside the visitor center, at Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in central New Mexico. You can read about the refuge and the recovery program at this link.

Mexican Gray Wolf shot, killed near N.M. ranch

This killing represents, of course, another serious setback in the long-running bird to reintroduce Lobos to their home range in New Mexico and Arizona. The hyman vs. wolf conflicts continue to be too great.

Lobos wait at national wildlife refuge in N.M. for chance at the wild

This is actually an old story. Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge north of Socorro has long played a central role in the recovery program for the Mexican Gray Wolf (or Lobo, as many Southwest conservationists prefer). Too bad, people can’t give the Lobos enough room and understanding to let them do their thing as parts of the region’s ecosystem. Here is the latest wire service feature about the Lobo recovery program.

Big setback in Mexican gray wolf program

This AP article has the sad storyDSC_0187 from southcentral N.M. Note: We visited Sevilleta NWR several years ago and that’s where the reintroduction program is based.

Mexican wolves Web site up and running

Thisdsc_0187-11 is a welcome development. I was introduced to lobos when we visited Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in southcentral N.M. a few years back. And I took this photo of a stuffed lobo while in the refuge visitor center.

The Lobo (aka Mexican Gray Wolf)

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We found this mounted Lobo in the visitor center of Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico, a few years back. What a magnificent animal. And very endangered as well, due mostly to human prosecution. And it’s quite ironic that “Lobos” is the official name for athletic teams at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.