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document March 3, 2017

Legal Document: D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Stripping Endangered Species Act Protections from Wyoming Wolves

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a ruling in Defenders of Wildlife, et al. v. Zinke, et al., reversing a district court decision that had restored Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves in Wyoming.

As the gray wolf’s reintroduction has illustrated, healthy ecosystems are interconnected, holistic entities requiring rich biodiversity, including the presence of apex predators such as wolves.
(National Park Service Photo)
Press Release March 3, 2017

Earthjustice Statement on D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling Stripping Endangered Species Act Protections from Wyoming Wolves

“We will continue to fight to protect wolves against extreme and hostile state management policies.”

Press Release January 18, 2017

Congress Unleashes War on Wolves

Senators from Midwest and Wyoming introduce bill to strip protections from endangered gray wolves

Press Release February 26, 2016

Earthjustice Statement on House Passage of Wolf Delisting Legislation

Amendment driven by ideology not science imperils species, undermines Endangered Species Act

Alpha male (712) of the Canyon pack in the Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park.
(Jim Peaco / National Park Service)
Press Release: Victory December 16, 2015

Earthjustice Statement on Wolves Retaining Protections in Wyoming and Great Lakes States

Victory for wolves and the soundness of the Endangered Species Act

document September 23, 2014

Order: Victory for Wolves in Wyoming

document September 23, 2014

Opinion: Victory for Wolves in Wyoming

There were once up to 2 million gray wolves living in North America, but the animals were driven to near-extinction in the lower 48 states by the early 1900s.
Press Release: Victory September 23, 2014

Victory for Wolves in Wyoming

Federal judge reinstates federal protections statewide

Article February 14, 2014

Danger to Wolves Mounts in Idaho, Across U.S.

Idaho leads the nation in open hatred for wolves, pursuit of wolf killing

Press Release December 17, 2013

Wyoming Wolf Delisting Challenged in Federal Court

State allows unlimited wolf killing throughout vast majority of Wyoming

Press Release December 12, 2013

Court to Hear Conservationists’ Challenge to Wyoming Wolf Delisting

Tim Preso goes before the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C.

Press Release June 7, 2013

Obama Administration Proposes Stripping Federal Protections for Wolves Nationally

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service prematurely pulls the plug on wolf recovery efforts

Press Release May 9, 2013

Conservation Groups Urge Interior Secretary Jewell Not to Strip Wolf Protections Across U.S.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposal to remove wolf from endangered list expected soon

feature September 14, 2012

A Friend of Wolves for Decades

Earthjustice has worked for more than two decades to protect wolves and return balance to the Northern Rockies ecosystem.

Article September 14, 2012

Taking Wyoming Wolf Hunting To Court

The tragic delisting of Wyoming’s gray wolves from the Endangered Species List has many wildlife defenders up in arms, and with sound reason: the removal of protections for the wolves marks an end to many years of successful recovery efforts of a species that was once on the verge of extinction. To hand over the…

Press Release August 31, 2012

Federal Government Eliminates Protections for Wyoming Wolves

Political fix results in shoot-on-sight policy for wolves in most of Wyoming

Article August 31, 2012

Feds Betray Wyoming Wolves

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service chose a blue moon to announce the delisting of the gray wolf in Wyoming, which will take effect in one month. Is it because a blue moon is also called the “betrayer moon,” or perhaps it’s just before a holiday weekend and they are hoping most won’t notice? By…

Article August 17, 2012

Feds About To Toss Wolves To The Hunters

The Associated Press reports that the federal government will abandon its protections for Wyoming wolves by August 31—if not sooner—leaving the wolf’s fate in the hands of the “Cowboy State.” This has wolf supporters worried. The state plans to immediately allow wolves to be killed at any time by most any means in about 85 percent…