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Removing Protections for Wolves and the Future of the U.S. Endangered Species Act (1973)
In June of 2013, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed removing gray wolves (Canis lupus, Linnaeus) from Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections throughout the conterminous United States. The proposed rule depends on a definition of endangerment that is inconsistent with the legislative history and historical implementation of the ESA, as well as numerous court rulings. The proposed rule also asserts that areas where wolves once existed but no longer exist are "unsuitable habitat"doi:10.1111/conl.12081 fatcat:2vwyxww7avfl7jaity36hcfv5y