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Petition filed in direct opposition to removing federal protection from gray wolves


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Petition filed in direct opposition to removing federal protection from gray wolves
Author: Auntie P.
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The Center for Biological Diversity filed a petition Tuesday with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service asking the agency to scrap efforts to end federal protections for wolves in regions where they have strong populations and instead form a national recovery plan for the big predator.

Rather than distinct populations in the western Great Lakes and Rocky Mountains, which the federal government has concluded is enough to call wolf recovery successful, the center wants wolves back in places like Colorado, New England, the Pacific Northwest, the Great Basin, California and the Great Plains where few or no wolves currently roam.

If the Fish and Wildlife Service agrees with the petition, or is compelled to accept it under court order, the agency would have to entirely re-work its national wolf policy. That means the center’s effort could delay indefinitely federal plans to hand management of wolves back to the states in areas where they have already rebounded — including Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan."

Source:  missoulian, duluthnewstribune, WildlifeNews, idahostatesman

Biological Diversity Press Release 7-20-10

Center for Biological Diversity's Petition (1.86MB pdf):

PETITION FOR A NATIONAL RECOVERY PLAN FOR THE WOLF (CANIS LUPUS) IN THE CONTERMINOUS UNITED STATES OUTSIDE THE SOUTHWEST UNDER THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

I can't think of a better way to move past the "number of wolves" is enough.  Wonder how soon a response to the petition will take. 



 

Author: Auntie P.
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Not long at all.  Posted:  July 20, 10:11pm...   "Wolf Fight Goes National"

click here for article and video.  (cute little wolf poopsies)

"There is a real battle that is going to be waged here, and it is probably going to be waged right here in Montana," says wolf blogger Toby Bridges.

"They can want it, but I don't think the sportsmen of this country are going to allow it," says Bridges.

"If we don't want to lose the wildlife heritage of our country, including vitally important animals such as wolves , it is going to take a national approach," says Robinson.

Bridges disagrees. "If you want to manage the wolves in Washington D.C., be our guest, in Montana, we'll manage the wolves here."



 

Author: Nakoowolf
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Beautiful pics of Wolves and pups.  To bad the sight of Bridges had to ruin it.Thumbs Down  Don't dare tell Montana what to do.........seems to be the attitude of many small minded people lately.  Not worth saving a species to them, I guess. Sad



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