Wolverine battles for endangered protection


Wildlife groups have sued the US government in an effort to protect the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act.

The US Fish and Wildlife Service denied the wolverine Endangered Species Act protection in March by saying that even if they disappeared from, the species would survive because of larger populations in Canada.

However, nine environmental groups are now suing the Interior Department in order to get the agency to reconsider its decision.

The US wolverine population consists of about 500 animals, inhabiting Montana, Idaho, Wyoming and Washington

David Gaillard, representative of Defenders of Wildlife, explained that climate change is a threat to the wolverines as they need alpine snow to rear their young successfully.

“Americans want these animals protected on our own soil,” he told the Associated Press.

In Canada, the population of the animal has been reduced in the past few years from 19,000 to 15,000.

News brought to you by International Animal Rescue, leaders in wildlife rescue and rehabilitation.


1 Comment

Filed under animals, biodiversity, conservation, endangered, environment, environmentalism, extinction, nature, wildlife, zoology

One response to “Wolverine battles for endangered protection

  1. daniel paddon smells


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s