Mexican Wolf Reintroduction Project Monthly Update
Due to the federal government shutdown, updates for the month of December were only available for Arizona and the FAIR. Program updates for New Mexico from the month of December were not available from the USFWS at the time this report was prepared.
Please report any wolf sightings or suspected livestock depredations to: the Alpine wolf office (928) 339-4329, Pinetop wolf office (928) 532-2391 or toll free at (888) 459-9653. For sightings or suspected depredations on the FAIR, please call the FAIR wolf office in Whiteriver at (928) 338-4385 ext. 226. To report incidents of take or harassment of wolves, please call the AGFD 24-hour dispatch (Operation Game Thief) at (800) 352-0700.
2018 Winter NAFWS Eagle's Nest Newsletter, White Mountain Apache Tribe Mexican Wolf Tribal Youth Conservation Program: https://nafws.org/2018-winter-newsletter/view-document
Mexican Wolf Education Outreach on WMAT: https://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/mexicanwolf/
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|Overall Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Monthly Updates - December 1-31, 2018|
Numbering Sytem: Mexican wolves are given an identification number recorded in an official studbook that tracks their history. Capital letters (M=Male, F=Female) preceding the number indicate adult animals 24 months or older. Lower case letters (m=male, f=female) indicate wolves younger than 24 months or pups. The capital letter "A" preceding the letter and number indicate breeding wolves.
Definitions: A "wolf pack" is defined as two or more wolves that maintain an established territory. In the event that one of the two alpha (dominant) wolves dies, the remaining alpha wolf, regardless of pack size, retains the pack status. The packs referenced in this update contain at least one wolf with a radio telementry collar attached to it. Studbook numbers listed in the monthly update denote wolves with functioning radio collars. The Interagency Field Team (IFT) recognizes that wolves without radio telemetry collars may also form packs. If the IFT confirms that wolves are associating with each other and are resident within the same home range, they will be referenced as a pack.