EXCERPT FROM THE "2015 Final Rule: Revision to the Regulations for the Nonessential Experimental Population of the Mexican Wolf (Canis lupus baileyi)" FACT SHEET:
"Zone 1 is an area of 12,507 sq. miles within the MWEPA (Mexican Wolf Experimental Population Area), where Mexican wolves are allowed to naturally disperse and occupy, and where Mexican wolves may be initially released from captivity or translocated. Zone 1 includes all of the Apache and Gila National Forests (the former BRWRA); the Sitgreaves National Forest; the Payson, Pleasant Valley, and Tonto Basin Ranger Districts of the Tonto National Forest; and the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. Approximately 83 percent of Zone 1 has suitable habitat for wolves."
So, guess what's in the other 17% of Zone One . .