Wolves Back on the List!

Have you heard the latest on the delisting of the gray wolves?  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the agency responsible for the well-being of fish and wildlife had removed the wolf from the Endangered Species List (ESL) in March.  That action resulted in the immediate killing of wolves in Wyoming and Montana, a subsequent response of outrage from environmentalists and wildlife advocates, and a temporary court order against the decision.  Now the same agency that removed wolves from the ESL is asking the court to vacate their decision so they can study the issue more deeply.  One may ask why they didn’t think of that sooner???

Jim Robbins of the New York Times wrote in his article, “The reconsideration of the listing was not related to a recently announced decline in the wolf population in the Rockies. Wildlife officials counted 1,455 animals this summer, down from 1,545 a year ago. It was the first drop in more than 10 years, and officials said they were not sure why.”

by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

by National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore

Previous posts & other gray wolf links:

Not So Fast

Endangered No Longer–Oh Wait!

The Wolf Den

National Wildlife Federation

Defenders of Wildlife

Sierra Club

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2 responses to “Wolves Back on the List!

  1. Pingback: Endangered No Longer — Oh Wait! « Peace is for Everyone

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