The Arizona Elk Society partnered with many groups to send a letter (CLICK HERE TO READ THE AES LETTER) to Secretary Salazar in response to a letter from the Center for Biological Diversity dated March 29, 2012 (CLICK HERE TO READ THE CBD LETTER). The CBD letter is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to release 24 wolves into Arizona/New Mexico this year without due process. The Arizona Elk Society has been involved in the Mexican Gray Wolf Reintroduction for the last 4-5 years and is currently involved in the working group to update the plan for reintroduction of MGW to Arizona. This is an ongoing process that will take years to finish and should not be circumventing by demands and litigation from outside influences.
One of the key issues in our mind is the fact that 90% of the historical habitat for the Mexican Gray Wolves is in Mexico and this fact is being over looked.