Wyoming Wolves and the Fish & Wildlife DisService to Conservation
“This week, the Fish and Wildlife Service announced the end of endangered species protections for wolves in the state of Wyoming. Normally, the ‘recovery’ of a species from the endangered species list is something to celebrate, but in this case, it’s just one more disappointing move on the part of the Service – one that turns back the progress of one of our best conservation success stories.
I give the Service credit for reintroducing wolves back in the mid 90s and overseeing their remarkable return to a landscape that they used to freely inhabit before humans all but eliminated them. But in handing the management of wolves over to the states, the Service has failed to provide the leadership and demand the safeguards necessary to ensure that all of that hard work doesn’t just go to waste.” - Sylvia Fallon, NRDC senior scientist. Read more.