Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 29, 2020

Wolves: Groups will challenge Trump admin removal of endangered species protections in lower 48

Western Environmental Law News Release

Today, the Trump administration will announce its decision to prematurely remove endangered species protections for wolves in the lower 48 states, in violation of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The most recent data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its state partners show an estimated 4,400 wolves inhabit the western Great Lakes states, but only 108 wolves in Washington state, 158 in Oregon, and a scant 15 in California. These numbers lay the groundwork for a legal challenge planned by a coalition of Western conservation groups.

In delisting wolves, the Service ignores the science showing they are not recovered in the West.

Read more at Wolves: Groups will challenge Trump admin removal of endangered species protections in lower 48 – Western Environmental Law Center


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