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USFWS proposes delisting wolves in Minnesota

[large thumbnail url=”usfws-proposes-delisting-wolves-in-minnesota” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”usfws-proposes-delisting-wolves-in-minnesota” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”05″ day=”09″] WASHINGTON (Courthouse News) – Just weeks after the U.S. Congress’ unprecedented move to strip gray wolves of their Endangered Species Act protection in five states, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed to delist the Minnesota population of gray wolves.

The agency also proposes to rescind critical habitat for the wolves in all or parts of 29 eastern states because it now knows that the territory was not part of the wolves’ historical range.

If the proposed change is adopted, the management of the wolves would revert to each state. In Minnesota, this would mean that anyone could harass a wolf that came within 500 yards of another person, a building, livestock or a domestic pet, and kill any wolf posing an immediate threat to their animals…

Read the entire article on courthousenews.com: Agency proposes to delist Minnesota gray wolves

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