Friday, February 22, 2008

Wolves Lose Protection Under Endangered Species Act

Defenders of Wildlife issued this press release on the removal of northern Rockies gray wolf from the list of species protected under the Endangered Species Act. According to the article, DOW opposes the delisting and notes that the move could lead to dramatic reductions in wolf populations:
“We will support delisting of the northern Rockies wolf when the states establish sustainable management plans that ensure viable, interconnected wolf populations throughout the region,” said Rodger Schlickeisen, president of Defenders of Wildlife. “Unfortunately, the current state plans seem designed to lead only to the dramatic decline and need for quick relisting of the wolf. That’s not in anyone’s best interest.”

No comments: