Friday, November 30, 2012

Groups file suit to protect wolves

Western Watersheds, others want federal intervention


By KATHERINE WUTZ
Express Staff Writer

Hailey-based conservation group Western Watersheds Project has joined a group of eight other wildlife advocacy groups fighting the removal of Wyoming gray wolves from federal protections.

Organization spokesman Ken Cole said the Wyoming wolf management plan—which allows anyone to kill any number of wolves in 80 percent of the state—is “government-sanctioned slaughter” of a keystone species. So far, 54 of the state’s 330 wolves have been killed.

“These wolves have been killed without regard to pack structure, the ecological role of wolves or the fact that millions of Americans want wolves on the landscape,” he said in a written statement. “Western Watersheds Project will fight for wolves until they are present in healthy numbers in all suitable habitats across the American West.”

The lawsuit was filed in federal district court in Denver on Nov. 27. 

 




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