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Northern Rockies Wolves Temporarily Back on Endangered List

Northern Rockies Wolves Temporarily Back on Endangered List

MISSOULA, Montana, July 21, 2008 (ENS) – A federal judge has issued a temporary injunction restoring gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains to the endangered species list and halting the indiscrimate killing of wolves for the duration of a trial in which conservationist plaintiffs contest the removal of the wolves from the protected list.…

Conservationists Pursue Legal Protection for Northern Rockies Wolves

Conservationists Pursue Legal Protection for Northern Rockies Wolves

MISSOULA, Montana, April 29, 2008 (ENS) – Twelve conservation groups Monday filed a lawsuit in federal court here challenging the federal government’s decision to remove the northern Rockies gray wolf population from the list of endangered species. Management of this population of wolves is now in the hands of three states – Wyoming, Idaho and…

Wolverine Denied Endangered Species Protection

Wolverine Denied Endangered Species Protection

WASHINGTON, DC, March 12, 2008 (ENS) – The Bush administration announced today that it has no obligation to protect endangered wildlife, provided their U.S. populations are contiguous with larger populations in Canada or Mexico. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it has determined that protecting the wolverine in the contiguous United States as a…

Conservationists Serve Notice of Lawsuit Over Wolf Delisting

Conservationists Serve Notice of Lawsuit Over Wolf Delisting

WASHINGTON, DC, February 27, 2008 (ENS) – Eleven conservation groups fighting to protect wolves in the northern Rockies today notified the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the agency has violated the Endangered Species Act by removing the northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf population from the federal list of endangered species. The groups put the…

Federal Delisting of Northern Rockies Wolves Headed for Court

Federal Delisting of Northern Rockies Wolves Headed for Court

WASHINGTON, DC, February 21, 2008 (ENS) – Environmental groups from across the United States are planning legal action in an attempt to reverse today’s decision by the federal government to remove gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains from the Endangered Species List. “The gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains is thriving and…

Rocky Mountain Wolf Killing Rule Goes to Court

Rocky Mountain Wolf Killing Rule Goes to Court

MISSOULA, Montana, January 28, 2008 (ENS) – In a bid to bar states from aerial gunning and other state-sponsored killing of wolves, seven conservation groups today filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Missoula to stop the implementation of a new Bush administration rule that lowers the bar for wolf killing when a state…

Rocky Mountain Gray Wolves in the Crosshairs

Rocky Mountain Gray Wolves in the Crosshairs

WASHINGTON, DC, January 24, 2008 (ENS) – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced new regulations that will allow states to kill gray wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains, despite the fact that wolves are currently protected under the Endangered Species Act. The Service says the revision allows states and tribes with approved wolf management…