The Wolf Intelligencer

"When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe." John Muir


Southwest United States / Mexico

Arizona / New Mexico / Texas / Colorado / Mexico

 Mexican Gray Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi)
maicoh (Navajo), tasha (Caddo), lobo (Spanish)

Population Statistics  58 in a shared population of 109 with New Mexico (2015), 64 (2019)

Legal Status; Federal protection under ESA, with some exceptions.

US Fish and Wildlife Service (Mexican Gray Wolf Recovery Program)
Arizona Game and Fish

Lobos of the Southwest
Grand Canyon Wolf Recovery Project (Flagstaff, Arizona)
Center for Biological Diversity (Multi-State, Tucson, Arizona)
Wild Earth Guardians (Tucson,AZ; Denver, CO; Missoula, MT; Santa Fe, NM; Portland, OR)
Wildlands Network (Seattle,WA; Durham, NC; Essex, NY; Washington DC; Portal, AZ)
Western Watersheds Project (Tucson, AZ; Reseda, Ca; Boise, ID; Missoula, MT; Portland, OR; Pindale, WY)

Arizona News Resources & Publications
Grand Canyon News (Williams, Arizona)
AZ Central (Phoenix, Arizona)
Arizona Daily Star (Tucson, Arizona)
KNAU Arizona Public Radio (Flagstaff, Arizona)


Wolf and Wildlife News from Arizona

Journal Articles

Mexican Gray Wolves and the Ecology of Fear: A Comparative Assessment of Community Assemblages in Arizona. Hoskinson, J.S., 2018

An assessment of abundance, diet, and cultural significance of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. Rinkevich, S.E., 2012

Mexican wolves, elk, and aspen in Arizona: Is there a trophic cascade?. Beschta RL, Ripple WJ. Forest Ecology and Management. 2010 Jul

Estimating population size of Mexican wolves noninvasively (Arizona). Cariappa, C.A., Ballard, W., Breck, S., Piaggio, A.J. and Neubaum, M., 2008

Comparison of Mexican wolf and coyote diets in Arizona and New Mexico. Carrera R, Ballard W, Gipson P, Kelly BT, Krausman PR, Wallace MC, Villalobos C, Wester DB. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2008 Feb

Diets of free‐ranging Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico. Reed JE, Ballard WB, Gipson PS, Kelly BT, Krausman PR, Wallace MC, Wester DB.Wildlife Society Bulletin. 2006 Nov

Survival of female elk in northern Arizona. Ballard WB, Whitlaw HA, Wakeling BF, Brown RL, deVos Jr JC, Wallace MC. The Journal of Wildlife Management. 2000 Apr

Attitudes toward a proposed reintroduction of Mexican gray wolves in Arizona. Schoenecker KA, Shaw WW. Human Dimensions of Wildlife. 1997 Sep


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