Monday, May 16, 2016

Crying wolf: Apex predator makes its way back into Colorado

To date, there has been no reintroduction effort in Colorado, nor will there be in the immediate future. On Jan. 23, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission voted against the reintroduction of wolves into the state. Even so, lone wolves are beginning to make their way south and across the Wyoming border on their own — a development that raises several questions.

• Could wandering wolves establish stable packs in Colorado without an active reintroduction effort?
• If not, should such an effort be undertaken?
• And if wolves do eventually return to the state — either on their own or as the result of human intervention — how will they be managed?...more

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