Court Ruling Aids Wolves’ Return to California

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A remote camera snapped this photo of a wolf pup in California’s Lassen National Forest in 2017. Recently a state judge upheld protections for California’s growing wolf population. Update, 3/6/19 : The Trump administration has announced a plan to strip Endangered Species Act protections from wolves across almost all of the lower 48. Urge your governor to oppose this attack! Original post, 2/13/19 : The wanderer known as “Journey” is a lone wolf no more. Recently, a California state judge upheld endangered species protections for gray wolves , ruling on the side of this iconic species as well as conservation groups represented by Earthjustice. This victory raises the hope that the resurgence started by one wolf known as Journey will live on in California, and it strengthens our resolve to fight for the federal protections necessary to ensure wolves can thrive nationwide. Journey, whose official radio collar designation is OR-7 , is a legend among wolf enthusiasts. Back in 2011, he sparked national awe after trekking more than a thousand miles from northeast Oregon to California, where a wolf hadn’t been spotted in almost 100 years. As the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife tracked his movements , the […]

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