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Department of the Interior Celebrates Recovery of the gray Wolf with Proposal to Return Management to States, Tribes

posted May 12, 2019, 9:15 PM by chloe owens

3/26/2019, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Department of the Interior Celebrates Recovery of the gray Wolf with Proposal to Return Management to States, Tribes

The gray wolf, an iconic species of the American West, had all but disappeared from landscape in the lower 48 states by the early 20th century. Now it roams free in nine states and is stable and healthy throughout its current range. This constitutes one of the greatest comebacks for an animal in U.S. conservation history. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is re-affirming the success of this recovery with a proposal to remove all gray wolves from protection under Endangered Species Act (ESA)… The gray wolf has already been delisted in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The states of Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington have shown their ability to manage this delisted wolf population responsibly so that it remains healthy and sustainable. Populations in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota are also strong and wolves have begun to expand into northern California and Western Oregon and Washington.

https://www.fws.gov/home/wolfrecovery/

 

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