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Judge Rules Feds Improperly Refused to Protect Wolverines 


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A wolverine standing on the ice.

Submitted by Brian Sweeney, Communications Director with the Western Environmental Law Center, Taos, N.M.

MISSOULA – On April 4 the federal district court for Montana rejected a decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) to deny protections for wolverines in the contiguous U.S. The court ruled the Service improperly ignored science and violated the Endangered Species Act (ESA). A broad coalition of conservation organizations challenged the Service's refusal to protect imperiled wolverines by listing them under the ESA.

Wolverine number just 250-300 individuals in the contig...

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