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UNM Wolf Awareness Day

WHEN: March 30, 2011, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM

WHERE: UNM Bookstore (2301 Central NE), UNM School of Law (1117 Stanford NE)

WHAT: UNM Wolf Awareness Day is a three-part event to celebrate and examine UNM’ s mascot, the Mexican gray wolf a.k.a. lobo, and the current reintroduction effort of the animal into the wild.

Wolf Rally – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – UNM Bookstore
UNM Wilderness Alliance (UNM Wild) and Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) to sponsor a public rally for the five wolves illegally poached in 2010. The event will be begin at the UNM Bookstore and move to the intersection of Central St & University
Ave. The event is open to the public and will feature UNM students and the advocacy group Great Old Broads for Wilderness.

Panel Discussion – 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM – UNM School of Law

UNM Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF) and APNM to sponsor a panel discussion entitled The Challenge of Mexican Wolf Recovery: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives of Key Players. The panel discussion will begin at 3:30 PM with short introductory speeches by State Auditor Hector Balderas and SALDF. The panel will convene at 4 PM; confirmed as panelists are John Oakleaf of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Justin Tade, attorney with U.S. Department of the Interior; John Horning, Executive Director of WildEarth Guardians; Michael Robinson, Conservation Advocate with Center for Biological Diversity; UNM Law professor Eileen Gauna; and UNM Communications professor Tema Milstein. The panelists will be answering a series of questions on Mexican wolf reintroduction asked by UNM students.

Film Screening – 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – UNM School of Law

SALDF and APNM to sponsor a screening of two short films related to Mexican wolf reintroduction. First showing will be a debate on Mexican wolf reintroduction aired on KNME’s New Mexico In Focus on January 7, 2011, featuring John Horning and Caren Cowan of New Mexico Cattlegrowers Association. The second showing will be rare footage of the first releases of Mexican wolves into the wild in 1998/99.

WHO:
Student Animal Legal Defense Fund is a organization of UNM Law students with the mission of informing the law school community about current legal issues in animal rights and animal welfare law; hosting speakers and conferences; carrying out research projects for lawyers and organizations involved in animal welfare/rights litigation; and conducting educational events.

Animal Protection of New Mexico, Inc. has been working to promote the humane treatment of animals since 1979. APNM is a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) organization supported by donations, volunteers and grants. Phil Carter, Wildlife Campaign Manager
with APNM, is a former student and environmental organizer at UNM, working on Mexican wolf issues with UNM Wilderness Alliance, the student branch of New Mexico Wilderness Alliance.

Contact:
Phil Carter, Wildlife Campaign Manager, Animal Protection of New Mexico
(505) 967-5297
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Owen Johnson, President, Student Animal Legal Defense Fund
(801) 440-6506
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News About the Mexican Wolves Campaign

  • New Mexico rancher who trapped wolf to appeal loss of permit +

    December 17, 2018

    The Associated Press

    A New Mexico rancher who trapped an endangered Mexican gray wolf and hit it

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  • Forest Service revokes permit for rancher who trapped wolf +

    December 4, 2018

    Albuquerque Journal (via the Associated Press)

     ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The U.S. Forest Service has revoked a grazing

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  • Wolf advocates sue: 'Recovery plan' sets Mexican wolves on road to extinction +

    For immediate release

    Jan. 30, 2018

    Contacts:

    Matthew Bishop, Western Environmental Law Center, 406-324-8011, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Christopher Smith, WildEarth Guardians, 505-395-6177,

    Read More
  • Court Lifts Injunction Blocking Mexican Gray Wolf Releases - +

    Court Lifts Injunction Blocking Mexican Gray Wolf Releases

     

    DENVER (April 25, 2017) – The 10 th U.S. Circuit Court

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  • The State Game Commission will make another important decision about the future of wild creatures in New Mexico. +

    September 30, 2015

    The New Mexican

    The State Game Commission will make another important decision today about the future of

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