Protections sought for coyotes in Mexican wolf territory


              FILE - A 7-year-old Mexican grey wolf walks in an enclosure at Wildlife West Nature Park in Edgewood, N.M., on Nov., 17, 2002. A coalition of groups argue in a petition submitted Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, to U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that small statured Mexican gray wolves are often mistaken for coyotes and that protecting coyotes would in turn cutdown on wolf deaths. (Randy Siner/Albuquerque Journal via AP, File)
            
              FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, members of the Mexican gray wolf recovery team gathere data from a wolf captured during an annual census near Alpine, Ariz. A coalition of groups argue in a petition submitted Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, to U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that small statured Mexican gray wolves are often mistaken for coyotes and that protecting coyotes would in turn cutdown on wolf deaths. (Mark Davis/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
Protections sought for coyotes in Mexican wolf territory