Do We Still Need To Protect Gray Wolves? Trump Administration Says No, Advocates Disagree.

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The Trump administration wants to strip federal endangered species protections from gray wolves, even though a California judge ruled earlier this year that the they should remain protected in California.

“After being driven to the brink of extinction, wolves today live in only a fraction of their historic range and they’ve really only just begun to return to California,” said Ash Lauth with the Center for Biological Diversity.

Part of the worry is that delisting gray wolves could open up populations to hunting. But last month the administration said “federal protections are no longer warranted” and it would like to return wolf management to states and tribes. The species has already been delisted in the Northern Rocky Mountains.<<<Read More>>>