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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services' Role in Administering the Mexican Wolf Recovery Program

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Inspection / Evaluation
Animal Plant Health Inspection Service
We reviewed the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services’ investigations of livestock deaths by Mexican gray wolves.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Develop and implement agency policy that clearly describes photograph support requirements for depredation reports.

Establish and provide training to depredation investigators and reviewers on the agency policy that includes the detailed photograph requirements.

Submit a formal request to the Mexican Wolf Executive Committee to review and make any applicable updates to the SOP.