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New Mexico / Mexican Wolves #111869

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 16, 1988
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(Studio: Barry Serafin) Report introduced.

(Albuquerque, New Mexico: Roger Peterson) Endangered species of Mexican wolves featured; details given, scenes shown. [National Audubon Society spokesperson David HENDERSON - says United States Fish and Wildlife Service has responsibility to reintro. Mexican wolf into wild.] Controversy over where to release wolves detailed; site of White Sands missile range in New Mexico shown. [Lieutenant Colonel Edward WILLIAMS - explains Army's opposition to plan.] [US Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson Mike SPEAR - says program needs state support.] [New Mexico game commission chairperson Gerald MAESTAS - expects vote against reintro.] Opposition to plan by ranchers noted. [Cattle rancher Phil HARVEY, Junior - says predators are threat.] [SPEAR, MAESTAS - comment.] [Captive management committee chairperson spokesperson Kent NEWTON - says hates to see wolves die off.] Future of wolves said in doubt because of state and federal problems in agreeing on plan.

Peterson, Roger;
Serafin, Barry

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