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Enviros To Sue Feds Over Wolverines

A coalition of 13 conservation groups has filed notice that it will sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to withdraw proposed protections for the wolverine. The federal agency announced Tuesday it was reversing course on climate change’s threat to the survival of the members of the weasel family. Wolverines need deep, late-season snow to den, and wildlife officials previously proposed increased protections to keep the animals from extinction. But Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe says predictions about the localized effects of climate change are uncertain/Rich Landers, SR Outdoors blog. More here. (AP/Defenders of Wildlife File Photo, of wolverine at Glacier National Park, Montana)

Question: Do you think wolverines need federal protection?


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