Budget Bill Won't Have Wolf Management Returning To Minn.A proposal that would have taken gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list did not make it into a massive year-end congressional tax and spending package, an omission welcomed Wednesday by groups that support maintaining federal protections for the predators.
Federal Officials Reject Wolf Petition From AdvocatesFederal wildlife officials have rejected a petition from advocates who sought to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species in most of the U.S. Gray wolves across most of the Lower 48 are classified as endangered, which is more protective than a threatened designation.
Advocates Seek Gray Wolf Status Change To Pre-Empt CongressWildlife advocates have petitioned federal officials to reclassify gray wolves as a threatened species, hoping to retain at least some protections that lawmakers in Congress want to repeal.
Condoms Push Wildlife Preservation While Getting WildMore than 4,000 condoms are being delivered to the country's "most romantic" cities in an attempt to raise awareness of the world's endangered species. The condoms feature pictures of animals like polar bears, leatherback turtles and dwarf seahorses.
Change Proposed In Critical Habit For Lynx In US The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing a revision in the critical habitat designation for a species of lynx listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Good Question: How Effective Is The Endangered Species List?The DNR announced Monday that the bald eagle, gray wolf, snapping turtle and 26 other animals and plants would be off the state's endangered species list. It's the first change to the list in 17 years. Richard Baker, the endangered species coordinator for the Department of Natural Resources, argues that it’s very successful. He calls the case of the bald eagle the perfect example.
Groups Opposed To Minn. Wolf Hunt Lose In CourtA pair of groups that challenged Minnesota rules for a state wolf hunting and trapping season has been dealt another blow in court. Minnesota's Court of Appeals on Tuesday dismissed a petition aiming to undo rules that allowed for a wolf hunting season, the first of which was held starting in November.
Groups Ask MN Supreme Court To Block Wolf SeasonTwo groups have asked the Minnesota Supreme Court to block the state's wolf hunting and trapping season.
Group Seeks To Restore Wolves NationwideAn environmental group filed notice Tuesday that it intends to sue the federal government to force adoption of a plan to recover gray wolves across the lower 48 states.