February 25, 2009

  • Anywhere from 104 to 120 wolves will be killed in the first year under the weakened 10(j) rule. The current version of the 10(j) rule reduces the burden of proof on wildlife managers so they don’t have to demonstrate that wolves are THE MAJOR cause of elk declines. Wildlife Services is also seeking permission to…

  • Critical habitat expanded from 1,841 square miles to 39,000. Julie MacDonald was involved in limiting lynx critical habitat to areas they already existed. Charges of meddling at FWS lead to expanded lynx habitat New York Times Thanks to Virginia for pointing this story out.

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