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California Gray Wolves Are Keeping Their Endangered Species Protections

posted Jan 7, 2017, 2:09 PM by chloe owens

12/8/16, by Associated Press, KPBS

California Gray Wolves Are Keeping Their Endangered Species Protections

The California gray wolves will keep their endangered species protections even once the rebounding animal hits a population of at least 50, state wildlife officials said Wednesday…Kirk Wilbur of the California Cattlemen's Association said ranchers in California are prohibited from taking meaningful steps against the predator that kills their livestock. They can't throw a rock in their general direction — let alone shoot one that's killing cattle, he said…Wolf advocates, however, praise the plan. Amaroq Weiss of the Center for Biological Diversity said wolves are in the early stage of making a historic comeback, and it's too soon to consider stripping away protections.

http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/dec/08/california-gray-wolves-are-keeping-their-endangere/

 

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