(WILDLIFE/ENDANGERED SPECIES) In June, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to take gray wolves off the endangered species list, removing all federal protection for the species in the lower 48 states. And since their delisting, Rocky Mountain wolf populations have exhibited a seven percent decline. However, the decision depends on a peer review that examines wolf populations and the potential consequences of the proposal. Given that three scientists were removed from the panel for their “lack of impartiality” and the panelists’ identities failed to remain hidden from agency officials, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is now postponing evaluation of the delisting plan. Read the article at the link below to see what this could mean for America’s gray wolves and sign the petition to help save this species from extinction. — Global Animal
The New York Times
A scientific evaluation of the delisting plan for gray wolves has gotten tangled up in politics.
If wolves can’t get a fair hearing at the federal level, what chance do they have at the state level?
Read the NY Times article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/16/opinion/wolves-under-review.html?hp&_r=0