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Gray Wolf Delisted From Endangered Species List

By KBJR News 1

Gray Wolf Delisted From Endangered Species List

December 21, 2011 Updated Dec 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM CDT

Washington D.C. (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Gray wolves are no longer an endangered species in the Great Lakes area.

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that gray wolf populations have recovered enough that they no longer need federal protection.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, which includes Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

The more than 4,000 wolves in the region have exceeded recovery goals.

Each state has developed a plan to manage wolves after protection is removed. Wolf populations will be monitored for at least five years to ensure they remain at sustainable levels.

Posted to the web by Alyssa Kroeten

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