Letter asks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to keep protection in place
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Two leading congressional Democrats are leading an effort to maintain protection for wolves across the United States.
Reps. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.), along with 52 House members this week sent a letter to the director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service urging an about-face on the agency’s anticipated proposal to remove federal protections for wolves across most of the lower 48 United States.
Wolf populations have recovered in places like the northern Rockies, but those areas only cover about 5 percent of the species’ original range. Before they were exterminated by humans, an estimated 2 million wolves roamed across most of the U.S. (more…)
Filed under: biodiversity, endangered species, Environment | Tagged: Center for Biological Diversity, Ed Markey, endangered species, endangered species act, Gray Wolf, Peter DeFazio, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, wolves | 5 Comments »