As the Obama administration prepares to hand over power to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has just released its top 10 list of imperiled species. The advocacy group wants the next administration to take steps to slow the rates of extinction.On the list is the gray wolf, which has become very familiar to Wisconsin residents. Melissa Smith of Madison, a field representative for the Endangered Species Coalition, says there are many misconceptions about the gray wolf. “They’re a very highly politicized animal,” she states. “In fact, many of the animals in our top 10 report, I’d almost say that the politics are threatening the gray wolf in Wisconsin more even than habitat loss.” Other animals on the list, which can be seen on the group’s website,, include the greater sage grouse, the yellow-faced bee, the jaguar and the Snake River salmon.

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