WASHINGTON (CN) – The gray wolf’s Endangered Species Act protections have been reinstated in the western Great Lakes and the northern Rocky Mountains, in response to two federal court rulings.
In July, the District Court for Montana enjoined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s final rule regarding the northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf. The D.C. Circuit Court followed in September, remanding the decision to delist populations in the western Great Lakes area.
The service has decided to revert to its previous regulations, re-extending endangered status to gray wolves in Wisconsin, Michigan, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Washington, Oregon, Utah, the Idaho panhandle, and northern Montana.
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