U.s. Plans To Drop Gray Wolves From Endangered List

The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed.Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times.

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  • Wolves in Wisconsin | Wisconsin DNR
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed gray wolves from the federal endangered species list on January 4, 2021, returning management authority to state agencies. The Wisconsin DNR has successfully managed gray wolves for decades and will continue to do so in accordance with the laws of our state and the best science available.
    01/21/2022 - 12:09 am | View Website
  • List of gray wolf populations by country
    On December 19, 2014, all wolves in states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota became protected again under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. The Northern Rocky Mountain states (Wyoming, Idaho and Montana) have an approximate population of 1,657 wolves in 282 packs (including 85 breeding pairs).
    01/20/2022 - 5:53 am | View Website
  • Endangered Species Act of 1973
    The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA or "The Act"; 16 U.S.C. § 1531 et seq.) is the primary law in the United States for protecting imperiled species.Designed to protect critically imperiled species from extinction as a "consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation", the ESA was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on December 28, 1973.
    01/20/2022 - 1:43 am | View Website
  • Wolf Restoration in Yellowstone: Reintroduction to ...
    By the time Houston was recommending restoration, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had already produced a Recovery Plan which was revised in 1987 (USFWS 1980, 1987). Both documents helped clear the way for more planning that culminated in approval—bipartisan approval—from Congress to restore wolves to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
    01/15/2022 - 2:10 am | View Website
  • Hunters kill 20 Yellowstone wolves that roamed out of park ...
    In September, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it would examine if federal endangered species protections should be restored for more than 2,000 wolves in northern U.S. Rockies states ...
    01/6/2022 - 11:46 am | View Website
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