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Environmental Groups Challenge Delisting of Gray Wolf

Jan 15, 2021
Jacob W. Frank / National Parks Service

Environmental groups are challenging the Trump administration’s decision to remove the gray wolf from the federal endangered species list. 

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Based on a recent poll, most Oregonians feel the state took wolves off the endangered species list too early. Conservation groups commissioned the poll.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Conservation groups have gotten the go-ahead to challenge wolf de-listing in Oregon.  a state court of appeals judge says the lawsuit can go forward despite recent legislation.

Wikipedia

The fragile comeback of wolves to Oregon is deepening a cultural divide over how much protection they need.

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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday began the process of removing gray wolves from the state’s endangered species list.
 

The Commission asked Fish and Wildlife staff to develop two proposals - one that would delist the wolf statewide and another that would allow for a partial delisting that would maintain protections for wolves in the western part of the state.

Wildlife biologists say there are now 77 wolves in Oregon and certain key conservation goals have been met.

US Fish and Wildlife

It’s been ninety years since the last native California wolf was trapped and killed. Last week, Oregon wildlife officials announced that OR-7, the wolf they’ve tracked wandering in and out of northern California, had found a mate and fathered a new litter in southern Oregon. That news contributes to the growing sense that it’s only a matter of time till wolves re-inhabit the Golden State. Against this backdrop, California wildlife officials extended endangered species status to the gray wolf.