Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf: Back to the Blue

Return of the Mexican Gray Wolf: Back to the Blue

by Bobbie Holaday
     
 

In 1987, Holaday founded Preserve Arizona's Wolves (P.A.WS.). Now in her 80s, she has been credited with spearheading the citizen movement which led to federal and Arizona state government programs to reintroduce the endangered Mexican gray wolf to areas of the southwestern U.S. In this autobiographical account, she describes her 11-year effort to save this wildlife… See more details below

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In 1987, Holaday founded Preserve Arizona's Wolves (P.A.WS.). Now in her 80s, she has been credited with spearheading the citizen movement which led to federal and Arizona state government programs to reintroduce the endangered Mexican gray wolf to areas of the southwestern U.S. In this autobiographical account, she describes her 11-year effort to save this wildlife species and its natural habitat, a process of self-education in which she encountered conflict, opposition, disappointment, and eventual success. Illustrated with color photographs, halftones, and maps. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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"Holaday, an ordinary citizen and a leading member of the Mexican Wolf Recovery Team, covers the tactics her team used to win the support of ranchers, the problems of teaching zoo-born wolves how to be wild again, the joys of pups born to successfully reintroduced wolves, and the inevitable heartbreaks as wolves disappear or are shot by enraged local citizens. Holaday is a passionate advocate of the wolves and writes with intensity, but she never veers off into the rhetoric or sarcasm that often characterizes polemical writing. Highly recommended." —Booklist"A must read for anyone truly interested in wolf reintroduction in the Southwest. . . . Holaday shows us the importance of bringing wolf-huggers and wolf-haters to a middle ground where wolves and people and mountains can mutually exist and we can still enjoy the call of the wild." —Sky Island Alliance"Perhaps the greatest value of this book is Holaday’s subtle reprimand of both cattle ranchers and environmentalists for remaining polarized and failing to understand the other side. Her collaborative approach is a model for success in other controversial projects. An ecological success story with the charismatic wolves at its center, this book will be enjoyed by any wildlife and nature lover, and wildlife managers and activists would do well to heed Holaday’s message." —Wildlife Activist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816522958
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
09/01/2003
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.88(d)

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