Gray Wolf Stays ‘Endangered’ Despite Conservationists’ Request

This article from Nature World News details the recent and somewhat confusing ruling by the USFWS on the listing status of wolves. Thanks, Wolves of Douglas County for posting this!

Wolves of Douglas County Wisconsin

By Brian Stallard Jul 04, 2015 03:54 PM EDT From Nature World News source

Photo : USFWSmidwest / NPS) The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently ruled that the North American gray wolf will remain classified as an endangered species despite its speedy recovery across the continent. Strangely enough, many conservationists looking to compromise with angry farmers and state officials are saying that this is not the good news they were hoping to hear.

To be quite honest, when this reporter first came across a petition submitted last January by The Humane Society of the United States (THS) and 22 other animal conservation groups, he was a little confused. The petition calls for Congress and the FWS to strip the grey wolf (Canis lupis) of its status as an endangered species – a status that grants its special protections under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Instead, the…

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