Feds launch review of western gray wolf protections

From the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has initiated its 12-month status review of the western gray wolf, the agency said in a letter sent Monday to interested parties.

Last summer, ahead of controversial wolf hunts planned in Montana and Idaho, conservation groups filed two petitions with the Fish and Wildlife Service calling for emergency relisting of the species. The agency announced in September that the petitioners’ concerns about the threat of hunting were credible enough for it to initiate a full status review.

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