NPR

Great Lakes Gray Wolves' Spot Safe On Endangered Species List — For Now

Tuesday's decision by an appellate court is the latest win for proponents of maintaining federal protection of the animals.

Gray wolves in the Great Lakes region should keep their spot on the endangered species list, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., ruled Tuesday.

The ruling upholds a 2014 federal judge's that the U.S. Fish and, citing its rebounding population.

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from NPR

NPR3 min read
'Floating Coast' Reads Like A Eulogy To The Natural World — With A Sliver Of Hope
The triumph of this book is how Bathsheba Demuth pulls seemingly disparate threads together into a net of actions and consequences from which the whales, the Yupik, and our children can't escape.
NPR2 min readPolitics
China Confirms British Consulate Employee Held On 'Administrative Detention'
Hong Kong resident Simon Cheng disappeared on Aug. 8 during a business trip to neighboring Shenzhen. A Chinese official confirmed his arrest on Wednesday, saying it is an internal matter for Beijing.
NPR4 min read
More U.S. Towns Are Feeling The Pinch As Recycling Becomes Costlier
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.