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Originally Posted: 19 May 2009
Trophy Hunters To Prey On Delisted Wolves
From Kinship Circle
On 1/14/09, an Interior Department rule under the Bush Administration removed gray wolves in the western Great Lakes and northern Rocky Mountains regions from the federal endangered species list. Then Obama froze and seemingly overturned this decision. In round 3, new Interior Secretary Ken Salazar once again stripped wolves of their protected status.
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Dear Secretary Salazar and Acting Director Gould:
I applaud the Obama administration for reviewing many Bush-era rules that harm environment and wildlife. Unfortunately, science-based progress froze when Interior Secretary Ken Salazar okayed the removal of gray wolves from the Endangered Species list in the Northern Rockies and western Great Lakes.
For more than 1,000 wolves between Greater Yellowstone and Glacier National Park, this means open season. In fact, Idaho Gov. C.L. Butch Otter told reporters his state is "really counting on a robust population of trophy animals" to gun down.
With breeding season in full swing since April, pregnant females and pups are among those caught in the crossfire. Please don't relinquish wolf management toMontana, Idaho and parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah, along with Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Wolves are key to thriving ecosystems. When the Bush/Cheney administration delisted them, a federal judge reinstated all safeguards. Once again, wildlife/environment groups are in court to challenge this ill-advised decision. We cannot stand by as the largest wolf slaughter in the lower 48 United States unfolds.
Less than a year ago, 11 conservation groups argued (and won) that wolf populations had not rebounded. Wolf numbers still don't add up to biological recovery status. Yellowstone populations have dropped 27% in the last year. Moreover, delisting wolves does not consider their long-term survival.
At the very least, I urge suspension of this reckless plan until it undergoes the type of scientific scrutiny the Obama administration advocates.
SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
Natural Resources Defense Council
Gray Wolves To Be Removed From Endangered Species List
Salazar Approves Removing Gray Wolves From Endangered Species List
Interior Secretary Announces Wolf Delisting; Conservation Groups Will
Challenge Removal of Essential Federal Protections
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