Post Reply Gray Wolves now off US endangered species list
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Grey wolves have just recently been taken off the US endangered species list, however the decision is currently being challenged in court. Here's an article that summs it up pretty well.

Environmental groups challenge removal of gray wolf from US endangered species list
By MATTHEW BROWN,

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) - Environmental and animal rights groups are challenging the U.S. government's removal of gray wolves in the Northern Rockies from the endangered species list.

The groups say the estimated 1,500 wolves in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming are too few to ensure the species survival.

State officials have pledged to keep wolves on the landscape. But they want to let hunters kill possibly hundreds of wolves in state-sponsored hunts starting later this year to reduce conflicts with livestock and big game.

A coalition of 11 groups notified the U.S. Department of Interior on Wednesday of their plans to sue the agency after 60 days. The coalition includes the Sierra Club and the Humane Society.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.
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AH! THIS SUCKS...JUST CUZ THE WOLVES ARE OFF??? WHY DO WE NEED TO KILL EM??? why preserve what we'll just kill later...TT_TT
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May the slaughter begin anew.



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It was in today's local paper... I fail to see how they think 1,500 is enough to take them off the list...
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Lol, those posts just look silly after seeing your new avatar.

Anyways, I agree about 1,500 being far too few to ensure an entire species survival. Especially if they're going to be open game for hunters and such.
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Alucard186 wrote:

Lol, those posts just look silly after seeing your new avatar.

Anyways, I agree about 1,500 being far too few to ensure an entire species survival. Especially if they're going to be open game for hunters and such.


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Generally when a species is taken off the endangered list it is an issue of human conflict and money. The government makes money by issuing permit that allow the hunting of specific animals. If you think about it most people will never kill as many animals as they "pay for". I find this particularly sad because a year or so ago we were talking about how northern farmers began reporting livestock as attacked by wolves although earlier it had been the work of "stray dogs". Normally predators are considered "pests, dangerous, etc" when they kill a humans pet....but if the human never let their precious animal outside unsupervised the pet wouldn't be killed, and the environment would have to suffer from their pet. Besides a wolf doesn't know the difference between a wild rabbit and a pet rabbit that just happens to be outside. The wolf packs that were reintroduced to Yellowstone drastically improved the environment there...you would think that they would learn from that experiment and continue to protect this vital species.
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I have wonderful FANTABULOUS news!!

Gray wolves back in protected column!!!!!

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) -- A federal judge has restored endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies, derailing plans by three states to hold public wolf hunts this fall.

A judge has restored the protections for gray wolves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

A judge has restored the protections for gray wolves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. *It was worth repeating!*

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy granted a preliminary injunction late Friday restoring the protections for the wolves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Molloy will eventually decide whether the injunction should be permanent.

The region has an estimated 2,000 gray wolves. They were removed from the endangered species list in March, after a decade-long restoration effort.

Environmentalists sued to overturn the decision, arguing wolf numbers would plummet if hunting were allowed. They sought the injunction in the hopes of stopping the hunts and allowing the wolf population to continue expanding.

"There were fall hunts scheduled that would call for perhaps as many as 500 wolves to be killed. We're delighted those wolves will be saved," said attorney Doug Honnold with Earthjustice, who had argued the case before Molloy on behalf of 12 environmental groups.

In his ruling, Molloy said the federal government had not met its standard for wolf recovery, including interbreeding of wolves between the three states to ensure healthy genetics.

"Genetic exchange has not taken place," Molloy wrote in the 40-page decision.

Here's the link: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/18/wolf.delisting.ap/index.html?eref=rss_us
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saiyukilover wrote:

I have wonderful FANTABULOUS news!!

Gray wolves back in protected column!!!!!

BILLINGS, Montana (AP) -- A federal judge has restored endangered species protections for gray wolves in the Northern Rockies, derailing plans by three states to hold public wolf hunts this fall.

A judge has restored the protections for gray wolves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho.

A judge has restored the protections for gray wolves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. *It was worth repeating!*

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy granted a preliminary injunction late Friday restoring the protections for the wolves in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Molloy will eventually decide whether the injunction should be permanent.

The region has an estimated 2,000 gray wolves. They were removed from the endangered species list in March, after a decade-long restoration effort.

Environmentalists sued to overturn the decision, arguing wolf numbers would plummet if hunting were allowed. They sought the injunction in the hopes of stopping the hunts and allowing the wolf population to continue expanding.

"There were fall hunts scheduled that would call for perhaps as many as 500 wolves to be killed. We're delighted those wolves will be saved," said attorney Doug Honnold with Earthjustice, who had argued the case before Molloy on behalf of 12 environmental groups.

In his ruling, Molloy said the federal government had not met its standard for wolf recovery, including interbreeding of wolves between the three states to ensure healthy genetics.

"Genetic exchange has not taken place," Molloy wrote in the 40-page decision.

Here's the link: http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/18/wolf.delisting.ap/index.html?eref=rss_us


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