I often think of the White Mountain Apache Tribe, who welcome the highly endangered Mexican gray wolves onto their land. They deserve a huge thank you for being pro-active for endangered wildlife and giving Mexican gray wolves sanctuary since the first wolves were reintroduced in 1998.
The Blue Range Wolf Recovery Area hasn’t exactly been a perfect place for the wolves to call home. It’s packed with cattle. Trapping is allowed and poachers seem bent on destroying the Mexican gray wolves’ fragile hold on survival. That’s why the tribe’s land is such an important refuge for the wolves.
“White Mountain Apache Tribe is located in the east central region of Arizona, 194 miles northeast of Phoenix. Located on the Apache, Gila and Navajo Counties, the White Mountain Apaches reside on 1.6 million acres at its ancestral homeland on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation.”
A-key-yeh to the White Mountain Apache Tribe for standing up for the beleaguered Mexican gray wolves.
White Mountain Apache Tribe
Restoring Wolves, Owls, Trout and Ecosystems
Photo: Courtesy Wikimedia Commons
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