Conservation groups sue U.S. government over wolverine protection

A wolverine walks across the snow in this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photoBy Victoria Cavaliere SEATTLE (Reuters) – Wildlife conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government for denying federal protection for rare wolverines in the mountains of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, the groups' attorney said Tuesday. The eight conservation organizations sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in federal court in Montana on Monday seeking to reverse an August decision not to apply Endangered Species Act safeguards for the reclusive but feisty member of the weasel family. …

October 15, 2014 7:43 am

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