Gray Wolves Back on Endangered List

canis_lupus_001-150x150Grey wolves in Minnesota were recently put back on the federal endangered species list.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service published a notice last week formally re-establishing the animals’ protected status.

The StarTribune has a complete story on the matter, HERE.

Wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan are expected to lose federal protection in the near future, when management is handed to the respective states.  Wolf populations have rebounded since the animal was first listed as endangered in 1974.

The re-listing of the wolf last week, however, is part of an arrangement the USFWS made with environmental groups who claimed the agency’s de-listing of the wolf in May did not allow for a stipulated comment period.

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