Interior proposes cutting the gray wolf’s “recovery” short

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The U.S. Department of the Interior is proposing to strip endangered species protections from the gray wolf in the Lower 48. While the species has made big strides (thanks to its initial listing under the Endangered Species Act in 1974), it has not yet returned to much of its former range, such as the southern Rockies and the Northeast—even though suitable habitat remains in these areas of the country. The Interior is looking to do the bare minimum, rather than see the gray wolf’s recovery through. 


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