Delisting of Gray Wolf in Minnesota Moves Ahead

Delisting of Gray Wolf in Minnesota Moves Ahead

Wolf numbers in state are double the threshold required under the Endangered Species Act.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has published a draft rule to delist the gray wolf from the Endangered Species Act list in Minnesota and the western Great Lakes states.

Recent estimates indicate Minnesota's wolf population is nearly 3,000 strong – nearly double the threshold required under the Endangered Species Act to ensure long-term survival.

Similar efforts to delist other species on the Endangered Species Act list, such as the bald eagle, have resulted in the successful preservation of their populations.

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