From the Anchorage Daily News:

JUNEAU — Conservation groups asked the federal government Wednesday to provide Endangered Species Act protections to a Southeast Alaska wolf population they say is under threat from factors including the loss of habitat and hunting and trapping.

The Center for Biological Diversity, Alaska Rainforest Defenders and Defenders of Wildlife submitted the petition to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. An email seeking comment was sent to the Interior Department press office.

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