Gray Wolves Off Endangered List In Some States

Law360, New York (May 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A decision to delist gray wolves as threatened and endangered species in some states has become official, and the animals can now be hunted in the western Great Lakes, Idaho, Montana and parts of Washington, Oregon and Utah.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar in March affirmed the decision by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the animals from the endangered list for the region. The decision, which became official Monday, has been lambasted by activists, including the Defenders of Wildlife.

“We are outraged...
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