Sunday, October 26, 2008

Still howling over Yellowstone wolves

Thirteen years after wolves were returned to Yellowstone, they remain controversial - in the park and out. The current Fish and Wildlife Service heads think the population in the northern Rocky Mountains is healthy enough to be delisted from the Endangered Species List. Environmentalists are headed for court.
COMMENT: One thing everyone can agree makes at least some sense, I think, is this comment from FWS wolf coordinator Ed Bangs: "All wolf stuff will always be in court. Wolf stuff has nothing to do with reality; it's all about symbolism." Wolves are a symbol - love them or hate them.

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