Thursday, September 18, 2008

Wolves to stay endangered for now

The Miami Herald reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will withdraw a proposed rule that would have declared gray wolves in the Northern Rockies fully recovered and removed them from the Endangered Species list. Several western states were attempting to open up hunting of the wolf population, which is estimated to number around 1,500 wolves. In July, a federal judge stopped the states from going forward because of a lawsuit by environmentalists.

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