House Passes Bill to Drop Legal Protections for Gray Wolves – Flathead Beacon News & Features WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House passed a bill Friday to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. Long despised by farmers and ranchers, wolves were shot, trapped… Read More »
The Flathead Beacon reports that another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government’s denial of federal protections for the wolverine. Thirteen advocacy groups and an ecologist were named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Montana. Read the full story here.
The Flathead Beacon reports that U.S. wildlife officials have scuttled a proposal that would have afforded protections to wolverines under the Endangered Species Act, reversing course on an issue that scientists and conservationists believe is critical if the snow-seeking species is to persist in the face of global climate change. Read the full story here.
The Flathead Beacon reports that a coalition of 13 conservation groups has filed notice that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to withdraw proposed protections for the wolverine. Read the full story here.
The Missoulian reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is reopening public comment on a proposed rule to list the North American wolverine ast threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Read the full story here.
The Daily Inter Lake reports that state officials in the Northern Rockies on Monday lined up against a federal proposal to give new protections to the carnivorous wolverine, as climate change threatens to melt the species’ snowy mountain strongholds. A pending U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal would declare the rare, elusive animal a threatened… Read More »