Education & Inspiration

Mexican Wolves: Back from the Brink

We are pleased to share the recording of our featured guest, Maggie Dwire, Deputy Mexican Wolf Recovery Coordinator for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

With degrees in Biological Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Maggie started her career with the Service more than 20 years ago focused on the recovery of the Mexican wolf – a species she has worked to recover from the brink of extinction.

Learn how Maggie and her team at USFWS are helping the tale of the Mexican wolf become one of the greatest conservation success stories ever told under the Endangered Species Act.

Thanks to a collaborative binational recovery program with Mexico, the Mexican wolf is staging a remarkable comeback. Nearly extinct and reduced to only seven remaining in the world, populations have now been reintroduced into the wild in the US and Mexico, with the US population expected to reach 200 wolves this year.

Since its founding more than 50 years ago, the Endangered Wolf Center has collaborated with the USFWS to help grow this fragile population in managed care, foster pups to the wild, and survey wild populations.

We are grateful to our event sponsors, Virgil and Sandra VanTrease.