Today the cause of wolf conservation was dealt a serious blow when the amendment to delist wolves in WY and the Great Lake states was approved* on the U.S. House floor.
The passing of this amendment to H.R. 2406 (“Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act of 2015”) also paves the way for U.S. Fish and Wildlife to issue their national wolf delisting rule -- meaning all wolves in the lower 48 (except Mexican wolves and Red wolves) can lose protection at a time when they have claimed less than 10% of their historic range.
Big thanks to Representative Peter DeFazio for his support for wolves and the Endangered Species Act while speaking out against the amendment on the House floor.
Information will be shared as it becomes available.
*Amendment was approved by voice but U.S. Rep Don Beyer requested a vote. Thus, the vote is officially postponed.