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2014-09-25. Gray wolves back on the protected list in Wyoming.

posted Sep 27, 2014, 8:36 AM by Alan Gould
For GSS Losing Biodiversity chapter 1. The resurgence of gray wolves, especially in Yellowstone National Park, is often held up as a great success in conservation. Indeed, so successful was the effort that in 2012 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared the wolf population to be stable enough for the species to be delisted. However, since that time, 219 wolves have been killed out of an estimated 1600 in the state of Wyoming, The Dodo reports, thanks to a state-enacted “kill-on-sight approach to wolf management.” In response, a U.S. district judge ruled this week that the endangered species protections for gray wolves would be reinstated—a decision praised by conservationists. http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2014/09/gray-wolves-back-on-the-protected-list-in-wyoming. Science.