15 Apr '11, 8pm

Great Lakes Wolves May Lose Endangered Status | USFWS seeks again to delist

Great Lakes Wolves May Lose Endangered Status | USFWS seeks again to delist

Associated Press The Fish and Wildlife Service says that gray wolves are thriving in the western Great Lakes. The population of gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region is healthy enough that it no longer merits protection under the Endangered Species Act, the federal Fish and Wildlife said Friday. The proposed rule change, which is likely to be challenged by environmentalists, states that gray wolves are thriving in the region, with more than 4,000 counted in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “Wolves in the western Great Lakes have achieved recovery,” Rowan Gould, the Fish and Wildlife Service’s acting director, said in a statement. Once federal protection is ended, individual states would be required to adopt management plans to ensure that wolf populations remained healthy. Senator Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, praised the proposal . “The...

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