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  •  More ESA weirdness (0+ / 0-)

    I've always found it bizarre the Grey Wolf is protected at all, being a LC species.

    •  It's not weird (1+ / 0-)
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      joanil

      The wolf is still an endangered species in many places in the lower 48 where it once flourished. It is no longer an endangered species (at least for now, anyway) in Montana, Idaho, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Prior to 1990, there were no wolves in Wyoming or Idaho, and a handful in the Crown of the Continent ecosystem (Glacier National Park and surrounding federal land).

      Because Alaska has a bunch of wolves (or Canada) does not mean the species is not endangered in the lower 48.

      If all we went by was the LC world-wide rating, we'd lose massive amounts of biodiversity every year.

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