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Gray Wolves in the Northwest and How to Keep Them Protected

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Date Issued:
2015
Summary:
The gray wolf is a native species to North America, but settlers in the 1800s started to shoot, poison, and trap them. In the 1930s the species was eradicated from the Northern Rockies, and eventually were on the brink of extinction. Thankfully the Endangered Species Act was put in place in 1973, and the gray wolf was one of the first species to be protected under it. Because of these new protections, the species was able to start their road to recovery. In 1995 and 1996, the gray wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park and the Northern Rockies. However, starting in 2009 the northwestern states began to delist the gray wolf from their protections. This shifted the power from the federal level to the state level, giving each state control over their wolf populations. When Wyoming was given this power in 2012, their gray wolf population began to plummet again, and in 2014, the courts overturned this decision, giving power back to the federal government. The gray wolves are a very significant species to the ecosystems they inhabit; therefore, their existence and recovery must be allowed to remain flourishing. For this to happen, power should be turned back over to the government and the gray wolf should continue to be protected under the ESA as well.
Title: Gray Wolves in the Northwest and How to Keep Them Protected.
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Name(s): Tsang, Rebecca
Holman, Mirya R.
College of Business
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University Libraries: Digital Library
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: The gray wolf is a native species to North America, but settlers in the 1800s started to shoot, poison, and trap them. In the 1930s the species was eradicated from the Northern Rockies, and eventually were on the brink of extinction. Thankfully the Endangered Species Act was put in place in 1973, and the gray wolf was one of the first species to be protected under it. Because of these new protections, the species was able to start their road to recovery. In 1995 and 1996, the gray wolf was reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park and the Northern Rockies. However, starting in 2009 the northwestern states began to delist the gray wolf from their protections. This shifted the power from the federal level to the state level, giving each state control over their wolf populations. When Wyoming was given this power in 2012, their gray wolf population began to plummet again, and in 2014, the courts overturned this decision, giving power back to the federal government. The gray wolves are a very significant species to the ecosystems they inhabit; therefore, their existence and recovery must be allowed to remain flourishing. For this to happen, power should be turned back over to the government and the gray wolf should continue to be protected under the ESA as well.
Identifier: FA00005216 (IID)
Subject(s): College students --Research --United States.
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Host Institution: FAU