Wolves Under Review

Earlier this June, the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed to end the federal protection for gray wolves, believing that they had fully recovered.  In order to make this decision, a peer review is required as well as an impartial examination of wolf numbers, population dynamics and the effects of said actions.  The Fish and Wildlife Service prolonged the evaluation of the delisting plan because the identities of the panelists were supposed to be hidden but were discovered.  Scientists report a seven percent decline in wolves in the Rocky Mountain region since the wolves were delisted and hunts authorized in Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.


Anabel Danon

Ecology and the Living World

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s