Talk:Mexican wolf

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I started the Mexican Wolf site -- Hurricane Devon (Talk), September 20, 2005


This page was directly plagarized from, [1]. This is fairly obvious considering the last paragraph reads like a report from a non-profit group.

Ok, so I fixed a lot of the plagarism problems, which consisted of condensing, rewording and reorganizing the available material. But this article still needs a lot of work. I think there are a few government and private sources to draw from if anyone wants to take a stab at it.Asedzie 08:31, 14 December 2005 (UTC)

Sorry! So I've realized that only the second section 'Near to Extinction' was taken from the Living Desert website verbatim. I've tried to revert as much as possible of what had been written. I did write what I thought in the talk page before I reverted earlier, but no one responded to my concerns.[[user:asedzie| assholes are gay!!!! l.o.o))))*^$#&

Mexican wolf map...[edit]

anyone else notice something funny about the picture with the map? Binarypower 09:38, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

"Trappers and private trappers"[edit]

"Trappers and private trappers have also helped in the eradication of the Mexican Wolf." Is there some distinction between a "trapper" and a "private trapper" of which I'm not aware? This just seems redundant. -- Super Aardvark 17:15, 23 September 2006 (UTC)

Trapper is probably referring to a Government Trapper. The government also hired or paid bounties to private trappers as well. We are redeveloping our content on our website and (under construction) and when we do I am happy to have that cut and paste to this area if it helps. We are part of the recovery program through the Species Survival Plan and the Mexican Wolf Conservation Fund. (Ssp1ab 21:04, 7 March 2007 (UTC))


hahaha mexican wolf is awsome!!!![edit]


the mexican loves ppl that aare , mexican and awesome like tiana —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:41, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Conservation status[edit]

I cannot find where the IUCN has assessed the conservation status of the Mexican Wolf. Canis lupus is rated as of "Least concern", while noting that "at regional level, several wolf populations are seriously threatened." I am commenting out the conservation status until someone can point to the IUCN assessment for this sub-species. -- Donald Albury 14:28, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

In Mexico[edit]

I removed the following statement from the lede: "It is currently being protected by the mexican government and Now extends from the sonora desert to the center of mexico." I did find news items about plans to release captive-bred wolves in northern Mexico, but as far as I can see, those plans are on hold. -- Donald Albury 12:42, 22 July 2012 (UTC)


The article states in the lead para 'After being placed on the ESA in 1976'. ESA links to the European Space Agency. I'm certain this is wrong but I don't know where this link should lead. Should it lead to something more American/ Mexican specific? Can someone fix this appropriately? I know they used to send dogs into space but... wolves? Although wolves let loose on the international space station might make an interesting reality TV show! 18.52, 21st January 2014 (GMT)


I think the page is inappropriately linked to the Ecological Society of America, which has no authority to list species. The "ESA" is the Endangered Species Act. The wolf was listed as endangered in 1976 under the Endangered Species Act. (talk) 09:55, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Inaccurate information without citation to source[edit]

Contrary to the article, ranching in the southwestern USA did not precede ranching in Mexico. No source is cited for the claim that it did. In fact when Francisco Vasquez de Coronado made his 1542 entrada he brought with him at least 1,500 head of various types of livestock, as indicated in the narrative written by Pedro Reyes de Castañeda of Nájera. Previously, there were no cattle in the USA. Had it not been for ranching in Mexico it would not have existed in the USA until much later. The Spanish introduced cattle into Mexico.Backwardlook (talk) 10:13, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned references in Mexican wolf[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Mexican wolf's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "iucn":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 19:49, 22 November 2015 (UTC)