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Federal judge rules for Wyoming in wolf lawsuit

[large thumbnail url=”federal-judge-rules-for-wyoming-in-wolf-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”18″] [thumbnail icon url=”federal-judge-rules-for-wyoming-in-wolf-lawsuit” filename=”news” year=”2010″ month=”11″ day=”18″] A federal judge on Thursday ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider whether Wyoming’s wolf management plan is adequate to meet recovery goals for the species.

U.S. District Judge Alan B. Johnson of Cheyenne said the federal agency was wrong to insist that Wyoming agree to change its management plan to give wolves more protection before it would end federal oversight of the species.

Wyoming proposes to classify wolves as predators that could be shot on sight outside of Yellowstone National Park and the surrounding area.

The federal government had rejected that management plan while accepting less harsh wolf management plans in Idaho and Montana. The Fish and Wildlife Service turned wolf management over to those states while leaving endangered species protections for wolves Wyoming until a federal judge this summer ruled the species could not be divided along political lines…

Read the entire article on necn.com: Federal judge rules for Wyoming in wolf lawsuit

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