August 2010

Wolves back on the endangered species list

A federal court ruled in favor of NRDC and other conservation groups and restored endangered species protection to wolves in Montana and Idaho. After the Obama Administration stripped wolves of their protection in 2009, more than 500 were gunned down by hunters or government agents. In response, NRDC immediately went to court and sued the government to restore endangered species protection for all wolves across the Northern Rockies. The judge's ruling effectively puts a halt to the wolf hunts that were planned for this fall.