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Federal government denies petitions to restore protections for gray wolves

The USFWS nixes request by conservation groups, concludes wolves are not facing extinction in the Western U.S.

The federal agency that oversees the Endangered Species Act announced late last week that it will not add Northern Rockies wolves back onto the list of threatened and endangered species.

In an announcement on Feb. 2, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said that its decision was based on its analysis of "the best available data" from federal, state and tribal sources, academic institutions and the...


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