Mexican Wolf Recovery Program Focus of Panel Discussion

Student Animal Legal Defense FundThe Challenge of Mexican Wolf Recovery: Multidisciplinary Perspectives of Key Players is the title of a panel discussion scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on March 30 in Room 2401. Opening the event will be Hector Balderas (`01), New Mexico state auditor, and Frank Lupo of the Office of the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior.

On the panel will be Professor Eileen Gauna (`85), John Oakleaf, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; John Horning, WildEarth Guardians; Justin Tade, Department of the Interior; Tema Milstein, UNM Professor of Communication and Michael Robinson, Center for Biological Diversity and author of Predatory Bureaucracy.

The event will also feature rarely seen footage of the first wolves to be reintroduced into the Gila Wilderness in 1998, as well as KNME's "In Focus" debate between Horning and Caren Cowan of the New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association.

The event is co-hosted by the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, the Environmental Law Society and Animal Protection New Mexico.

March 24, 2011