Gray Wolf Listing Under California Endangered Species Act Upheld in California Superior Court

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On January 28, 2019, the Superior Court for San Diego County upheld the California Fish and Game Commission’s
(“Commission”) 2015 decision to list the gray wolf (canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act
(“CESA”). (Cal. Cattlemen’s Assn. v. Cal. Fish & Game Com. (Super. Ct. San Diego County, 2019, No. 37-2017-
CESA defines an “endangered species” as “a native species or subspecies of bird, mammal, fish, amphibian, reptile
or plant which is in serious danger of becoming extinct throughout all, or a significant portion, of its range due to one
or more causes, including loss of habitat, change in habitat, overexploitation, predation, competition, or disease.”
(Cal. Fish & G. Code, § 2062.)<<<