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Judge Says US Officials Fail to Protect Endangered Red Wolf

posted Dec 3, 2016, 2:42 PM by chloe owens

9/29/16, by Jonathan Drew, Associated Press

Judge says US officials fail to protect endangered red wolf

Raleigh, NC (AP) – A judge said that federal wildlife officials have failed to protect the world’s only wild population of red wolves in a preliminary ruling that restricts the government’s ability to remove the animals from private property…U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle…also said conservation groups are likely to succeed at trial in showing that the USFWS has violated the Endangered Species Act in its handling of the dwindling red wolf population…Conservation groups hailed Boyle’s decision as an important step to preserve a recovery program that has been maligned by landowners and state government officials.