endangered species

"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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A group of Republicans in Congress is casting an eye on the Endangered Species Act. The law was approved in 1973 with encouragement by the Nixon administration to help prevent threatened plants and animals from becoming extinct. The federal threatened and endangered list includes several Michigan species like the Kirtland’s warbler and the piping plover.