Victory for Wyoming Wolves

Gray Wolf, Photo: Gary Kramer / U.S. Fish and Wildlife ServiceFederal protections for gray wolves in Wyoming were reinstated today after a judge invalidated the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s 2012 statewide Endangered Species Act delisting of the species. The ruling from the U.S. District Court halts the management of wolves by Wyoming, a state with a history of hostile and extreme anti-wolf policies.

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