Wolverine Protection In Doubt
“A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official has ordered federal biologists to withdraw their conclusion that the last 300 wolverines in the continental United States deserve threatened species status.
“Officials in three states where most of the animals are still found – Wyoming, Montana and Idaho – vigorously objected. They argued that conclusions about the effects climate change will have on wolverine habitat are premature.
“The states also warned that safeguarding the animals could have dire economic impacts on recreational activities, development and trapping on large swaths of alpine terrain already locally managed for wolverines in their states.”
GR: Ah, so human recreation, development, and trapping are more important than biodiversity.