endangered species

Snyder's Signature Legalizes Wolf Hunting...Again

Dec 22, 2016
J.A. Vucetich and R.O. Peterson

(MPRN-Lansing)  Wolves are back on the list of huntable game in Michigan. But don’t grab your rifle just yet. Wolves are still on the federal endangered species list, so the law won’t take effect until they’re removed. 

Bill Bouton

Last week, the Kalamazoo Nature Center released 18 rare butterfly caterpillars. The Mitchell’s Satyr butterfly is a nationally endangered species. There are only 11 groups of the butterfly left in the entire United States. The Mitchell’s Satyr has been called a “canary in a coal mine” for America’s wetlands.


"In 1999, as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was preparing regulatory language that would remove gray wolves in the Great Lakes region from the federal endangered species list, Wisconsin wolf biologist Adrian Wydeven figured the transition process from federal protection to state population management would be smooth." (MLive)

"Gray wolf populations in Michigan and other Great Lakes states have recovered to the point they no longer should be considered an endangered species. That message came Wednesday not from hunting groups, but from 26 scientists — many having advocated for the wolves' protection in years past." (Detroit Free Press)

The World Wildlife Fund lists African Wild Dogs as one of the world's most endangered animals

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