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Northeast wolf protection hearings draw small turnout

[large thumbnail url=”northeast-wolf-protection-hearings-draw-small-turnout” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″] [thumbnail icon url=”northeast-wolf-protection-hearings-draw-small-turnout” filename=”news” year=”2011″ month=”06″ day=”09″]¬†AUGUSTA, Maine – A federal proposal to eliminate protections for the endangered gray wolf in the Northeast received little support Wednesday night during a lightly attended public hearing at the Augusta Civic Center.

Just 22 people showed up for the session hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agency believes the Northeast should not be part of the gray wolf’s historic range. At the same time, however, it is reviewing incidents of Eastern wolves in the region.

The Wildlife Service considers the Eastern wolf, which is known to exist in Canada, to be a separate species from the gray wolf out West…

Read the entire article on pressherald.com: Turnout small for wolf protection hearing

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