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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is urging the US Fish and Wildlife Service to abandon what she calls a “flawed” proposal on gray wolves.
“The Service’s strategy to delist the gray wolf seems to be ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again,” said Nessel. This is the 10th attempt to remove the gray wolf from the endangered list by the Service in less than 20 years. The gray wolf species has a population of less than 16,000 nationwide, 11,000 of which are in Alaska.
Nessel sent a letter to the agency last week criticizing the move to remove the gray wolf from the endangered and threatened wildlife list. In her letter, Nessel urges the Service not to hinge its rationale for delisting the species on Michigan’s successful and innovative wolf-recovery efforts.