Thursday, February 21, 2008

This one's for you Margot "Grey wolf 'no longer endangered"

Last Updated: Thursday, 21 February 2008, 18:20 GMT
"Some 1,500 grey wolves now roam Idaho, Montana and Wyoming(Image: WWF-Canon/Chris Martin Bahr)Grey wolves in the Northern Rockies of the United States have been removed from the endangered species list, the US Department of the Interior has said. They became a protected species in the US after they were nearly hunted to extinction. The removal of protection means they can be hunted again. Environmental groups have said they will sue the federal government to keep the animal listed...."


Margot said...

aaaah, hadn't seen this post!

Gosh, this is incredible.
So on one side it's positive because it means that "humans" managed to save the species but on the other side : a heart attack. They can be hunted again????
This is crazy, knowing that wolves are one of the most hated species of animals ; because of their history and their social ressemblance with Man... Pffft, I hope this will be put an end to soon because if people start to hunt wolves again, there will be none left in a couple of months...

Thank you for the post.

Eve Wickman said...

I know it's a double-edged sword. It's great to know their numbers have stabelized, however I fear that they will now be overhunted again and the balence will be thrown off. What if they accidentally kill the Alpha males? It would devastate the entire pack. People don't understand the delicate family structure and balence within the wolf populations...I'm trying to find a way to get involved through my dad...TBC