Feds withdraw proposal to protect wolverine as endangered species

August 12, 2014 7:45 PM

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Feds withdraw proposal to protect wolverine as endangered species

The Fish and Wildlife Service has withdrawn its proposal to list wolverine as an endangered species despite the threat presented to its high mountain habitat by climate change.

The weasel family member, known for its fierce tenacity, has a population of fewer than 300 animals in Idaho, Montana, Washington, Oregon and California. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Daniel Ashe said scientists don’t know enough about the ecology of the secretive species, whose population has ...

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