Great Lakes wolves could come off endangered list

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Great Lakes wolves could come off endangered list

Post by Blightwolf » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:10 pm

Great Lakes wolves could come off endangered list
April 15, 2011

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed removing gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list.

The agency on Friday said wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin have recovered and no longer need federal protection. About 4,000 wolves roam the three states.

Federal courts have overruled several previous attempts to drop Great Lakes wolves from the protected lists after environmental and animal rights groups filed lawsuits.

Congress approved legislation Thursday stripping federal protections from wolves in Montana, Idaho, Washington state, Oregon and Utah.

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Re: Great Lakes wolves could come off endangered list

Post by wolfyattitude » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:17 pm

That's a good thing.
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Re: Great Lakes wolves could come off endangered list

Post by Blightwolf » Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:30 am

Great Lakes wolves don't need federal protection due to their increased population, so I see no reason why they couldn't delist them. 4,000 wolves between three states isn't going to disappear or decrease in a whim, so I think this is the best option for now.
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