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Friday, August 6, 2010

Wolves re-listed in Idaho and Montana

Wolves are an absolutely essential top predator in the western ecosystem. And they're safe again in the Northern Tier!

N3C's Jim Davis says, "Conservation groups won their law suit against the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The court found that USFWS  could not delist wolves in Montana and Idaho (but leave them listed in Wyoming) when the recovering population spanned all three states. Wolves are now back under Endangered Species Act protection. The eastern portions of WA and OR are considered part of the Rocky Mountain wolf population."

You'll find lots of news reports on the web about this development. For example: http://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/article_4453aa54-4f87-5d59-bf27-59d07376d15f.html


For background on N3C's long-term efforts at wolf recovery, see the white paper on our website:

http://www.northcascades.org/programs/wildlife_conservation.html

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