End of Protections for Endangered Gray Wolves

End of Protections for Endangered Gray Wolves

by Ashira Morris, ODP Contributing Writer Last week, the Trump administration removed Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in the Lower 48 states. The move was criticized by environmental groups, with some planning to sue over the delisting. “This is no ‘Mission Accomplished’ moment for wolf recovery,” said Kristen Boyles, an Earthjustice attorney, in […]

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Trump Administration Moves to Ease Restrictions on Hunting Alaskan Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups

Trump Administration Moves to Ease Restrictions on Hunting Alaskan Bear Cubs and Wolf Pups

Yesterday, the Trump administration overturned an Obama-era ban on hunters in Alaska national preserves baiting bears or killing denning bear cubs and wolf pups and other practices that have been declared barbaric by environmental groups and the Obama administration. As Reuters reported, “Under the new National Park Service rule, effective July 9, hunting on natural […]

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Yellowstone’s Wolves: 25 Years After Successful Reintroduction They Are a Star Attraction

Yellowstone’s Wolves: 25 Years After Successful Reintroduction They Are a Star Attraction

In January 1995, the National Park Service undertook a project to re-introduce wolves into Yellowstone National Park — wolves had been driven out early in the 20th century — and from the 14 animals who were relocated from Canada into the Park, there are now 14 packs (more than 100) make the Park their home. 

Why This Matters:  It was hugely controversial at the time, but looking back now, the successful re-introduction shows, once again, the power of the natural world to regenerate if given the chance

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