I thought I’d share some wolf news with you. Some of you might be aware that the US Fish and WIldlife Service in Wyoming delisted gray wolves in 2012. This means that my Wyoming kin were no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
For two long, insufferable years, wolves were hunted, gassed, and poisoned in an effort to diminish the population.
Wildlife conservation groups (Defenders of Wildlife, Center for Biological Diversity, Natural Resources Defense Council, and Sierra Club) filed a lawsuit claiming that the delisting violated the terms of the ESA. They were represented by counsel from Earthjustice.
Well, guess what? A federal judge reinstated ESA protections for gray wolves in Wyoming! Woot Woot! A big victory for wolves and for wildlife conservation groups that work so hard to protect guys like me.
The state then attempted to make a “quick fix” of its management plan, hoping this would return wolf management to the state. The Judge reasserted her previous ruling that requires Wyoming to revise its management plan. So, the wolves in Wyoming are safe for now. But, the fight is far from over.
Thanks to anyone who stood up for the wolves and made their voices heard over this issue. We wolves need all the support we can get!
Till next time,