Wolves not in sheep’s clothing

The Department of the Interior has announced its intention to remove wolves from the Endangered Species List.

When wolves were granted protection under the ESL, they numbered fewer than 300 in the contiguous U.S. and were careening toward extinction. Their population has increased to over 6,000 with protection.

Despite these substantial gains, the job of wolf recovery is far from over. Wolves need connected populations for genetic sustainability. Natural ecosystems need wolves to maintain ...

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