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Wolverines Jump to Front of ESA Candidate List

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced a new ESA listing settlement in mid-July with the Center for Biological Diversity that includes a listing determination for the contiguous U.S. wolverine population by the end of Fiscal Year 2013.  Wolverines were excluded from an initial FWS listing workplan that was the outcome of a previous legal settlement with WildEarth Guardians announced this spring.  The 2013 deadline puts wolverines near the front of the FWS’s updated six-year listing workplan.  Once the judge has signed the Settlement, the real work begins for FWS offices across the country to see the ambitious workplan through to implementation.

Click here for information on the ESA listing settlement.

Click here for the reaction from wolverine advocacy groups that have sought ESA protections for wolverines for more than a decade.