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Wolves in Great Lakes States Ordered Returned to Endangered Species List

US District Judge Beryl Howell has thrown out a 2012 decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region — including Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin — from the Endangered Species List.  This has immediately ended wolf hunting seasons … Continue reading

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Federal Protection Restored for Wyoming Wolves

U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson has restored federal protections to wolves in Wyoming, at least temporarily. Wyoming assumed control over its wolves from the federal government in 2012 after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that the … Continue reading

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Comment Period Reopened for Wolf Delisting Proposal

A scientific review panel has shot down the USFWS’s proposal to remove Endangered Species Act protections for the gray wolf, as the proposal was not based on sound science.  You can read the original report here. The public comment period … Continue reading

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Interior Department “Funding” Bill Would Halt New Additions to ESA

The current draft of the Interior Appropriations Bill, released by Chairman of the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Mike Simpson (R-ID), essentially guts an unbelievable number of environmental programs, and includes a provision prohibiting legal challenge to delisting gray wolves in Wyoming … Continue reading

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Wyoming: Debate Over Delisting Wolves

From the Christian Science Monitor: Wyoming biologists and ranchers discuss the difficulty of living with wolves and explain both sides of the question: Should the gray wolf be removed from the endangered species list? See the related story here.

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Bad News for Wolves

A measure removing gray wolves from the federal endangered species list made it into the must-pass U.S. Senate budget bill late Monday night. Senators Jon Tester and Max Baucus, both R-MT, at the last minute placed a rider in the … Continue reading

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Wolf Delisting Proposed Again

The flip flop of wolves on and off the Endangered Species List is continuing. Currently both the Western Great Lakes population and the Northern Rockies population are on the federal list, with full protection. But when the Great Lakes wolves … Continue reading

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