Oregon wildlife managers vote to take wolves off endangered list

A grey wolf is caught on a remote camera in the Siskiyou National Forest in OregonBy Shelby Sebens PORTLAND, Ore. (Reuters) – Oregon's population of about 81 gray wolves will soon lose its status as a state-protected endangered species after a decision by state wildlife managers, who came under fire from animal advocates who said politics had won over sound science. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 late on Monday to remove the wolves from the list, saying they had recovered in sufficiently healthy numbers that they no longer faced the threat of extinction. The action was to take effect after documentation to de-list the wolves was submitted to the Oregon secretary of state for review on Tuesday, commission officials said.

November 10, 2015 10:57 pm

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