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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2013 3:00 pm | Updated: 6:59 pm, Sat Aug 31, 2013.

ALBUQUERQUE — Environmentalists have reached settlements with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that will allow for direct releases of captive wolves into New Mexico as part of the federal government’s efforts to re-establish the species in the Southwest.

The agreements also call for the agency to drop plans for capturing any wolves that enter New Mexico or Arizona from Mexico. The agency is also proposing expanding the area where wolves are allowed to establish territories.

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