Unfortunately, and although the Wyoming plan has its merits, key components of the strategy are not in accord with the best available science on sage-grouse and are unlikely to protect sage-grouse from ongoing threats, particularly oil and gas drilling. “In fact, federal agencies and other states should avoid adopting the Wyoming strategy if their goal is to conserve sage-grouse,” says Defenders’ sage-grouse expert, Mark Salvo.
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Wyoming coalition negotiates buyout of oil and gas drilling leases to protect important wildlife habitat in Bridger-Teton National Forest.
In a move that attempts to undo decades of progress toward long-term wolf recovery, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service announced today that wolves in Wyoming are officially removed from the protections of the Endangered Species Act.
This week in wolf news: Washington’s Wedge Pack under fire; No happy ending for Wyoming wolves; Hunting show ignores conservation concerns.
With Wyoming wolves on the verge of delisting, the gray wolf success story may have a tragic ending. Defenders President Jamie Rappaport Clark shares her views on wolf recovery in the Northern Rockies with Huffington Post.