US agency to review possible protections for Alaska wolf

From the Associated Press:

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans Monday to review whether a southeast Alaska wolf population merits Endangered Species Act protections.

The plans are outlined in a document set to be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday. The document states that a petition from conservation groups to protect the Alexander Archipelago wolf included information indicating protections may be warranted due to potential threats associated with logging, illegal and legal trapping and hunting, climate change impacts and loss of genetic diversity.

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