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Wolverines gain federal protections under Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service noted threats posed by climate change and habitat loss in its announcement.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Wednesday that it's moving forward with federal protections for wolverines, a reclusive and wide-ranging carnivore.

In a press release announcing the decision to add wolverines to the list of animals protected under the Endangered Species Act, USFWS Regional Director Hugh Morrisson said the decision will enhance wolverine viability in the contiguous Uni...


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