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Breaking News: Obama Administration Strips Wolf Protections Across Most of Lower 48 States

7 Jun
Photograph by Joel Sartore/NGS

Photograph by Joel Sartore/NGS

by the Center for Biological Diversity

In a move questioned by some of the world’s leading wolf researchers, the Obama administration announced plans today to prematurely strip Endangered Species Act protections from gray wolves across most of the lower 48 states, abruptly ending one of America’s most important species recovery programs. The proposal concludes that wolf protection in the continental United States, in place since 1978, is no longer needed, even though there are fledgling populations in places like the Pacific Northwest whose survival hinges on continued federal protection. Continue reading