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Last 250-300 Wolverines in Lower-48 Denied Protection | Defenders of Wildlife

Last 250-300 Wolverines in Lower-48 Denied Protection | Defenders of Wildlife | Garry Rogers | Scoop.it

"WASHINGTON – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today denied protections for the rare wolverine under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), potentially jeopardizing the species’ long-term survival in the lower-48 states. Although the Service proposed to list wolverines as “threatened” in 2013 citing a primary threat of reduced habitat and range from climate change, the agency today said wolverines do not warrant a listing due to uncertainty about the effects of climate change on the animals, a claim disputed by conservation groups."

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When a species' numbers get this low, there can be no denying that it is endangered.  Without protection, trapping and habitat disruption by human activity will extinguish this fine example of nature's art.  Has the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service no feelings for wildlife?


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