Regional
6:14 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Team Begins Work

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday that the team had its first meeting this week.

The team is being led by Peter Siminski of the mammology department at The Living Desert wildlife park in California. Siminski has worked on past efforts to revise the wolf recovery plan.

The agency also appointed two new managers for the recovery program. Sherry Barrett will be the recovery coordinator and Elizabeth Jozwiak will be the field project coordinator.

Part of the effort in revamping the recovery plan will be establishing criteria for recovering and delisting the wolf in the southwestern United States.