Update #4 ·

there is apossibility of return of the grey wolf in hawii

Grey Wolf Packs to be introduced to Hawaii [Big Island]Posted on 1/1/2014, 3:29:16 PM by steve86

Mexican Grey Wolves. . The plan calls for 10 breeding pairs in Hawaii (Big Island) or 100 to 150 wolves. Conservationists are concerned that too few wolves are involved in the plan. Hawaii (the island) is 4,028 sq. miles, so big in fact, the other Hawaiian Islands could fit on it nearly twice.

The wolves are expected to find and establish their own habitat(s), from the dry Kohala Coast on the west side, up and over Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, to the lush and rainy eastern coast. Predictably, cattle and sheep ranchers are opposed, particularly the Parker Ranch which is said to be the largest in the world. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park would become protected habitat. N.B.: This is not REINTRODUCTION, like in Idaho or Oregon, it is INTRODUCTION!!!

The five last known wild Mexican gray wolves were captured in 1980 in accordance with an agreement between the United States and Mexico intended to save the critically endangered subspecies. Between 1982 and 1998 a comprehensive captive breeding program brought Mexican wolves back from the brink of extinction. Over 300 captive Mexican wolves were part of the recovery program. -- WikipediaU.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources 808/587-0400 Hawaii Department of Fish and Wildlife DOFAW Hawaii Conservation League Audubon Society

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