ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In a story Aug. 16 about grant funding to reduce conflicts between wolves and livestock, The Associated Press misidentified the New Mexico agency that would receive federal funding. The grant will be awarded to the Department of Agriculture.
A corrected version of the story is below:
$850K granted for wolf-livestock programs
Feds announced $850K in grants to reduce conflict between wolves, livestock
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico, Arizona and several other states will share $850,000 in grants from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for programs aimed at reducing conflicts between wolves and livestock.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department and the New Mexico Agriculture Department will receive $20,000 each to compensate ranchers for cattle and other livestock that are killed by wolves.
New Mexico will get another $50,000 and Arizona will get $40,000 for conflict reduction measures.
The grants total more than $155,000 for the two states and the San Carlos Apache Tribe.
Federal officials say the funding will help the Mexican gray wolf recovery program.
The Mexican wolf was added to the federal endangered species list in 1976. The 15-year effort to reintroduce them in New Mexico and Arizona has stumbled due to illegal shootings, politics and other problems.