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Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 2:00 am | Updated: 12:21 pm, Tue Apr 22, 2014.

Wolverines in the lower 48 states warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act, but they are “precluded” from a listing because other species have a higher priority, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday.

However, the agency’s “warranted but precluded” decision effectively reverses a 2008 determination made under the Bush administration that U.S. wolverines do not warrant federal protection because adjacent wolverine populations in Canada are healthy.

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          Welcome to the discussion.

          5 comments:

          • great bear posted at 9:59 am on Thu, Dec 16, 2010.

            great bear Posts: 16

            the wolverine is the largest member of the weasel family, but there always seem to be bigger weasels posting here..

             
          • adhcompany posted at 8:52 am on Wed, Dec 15, 2010.

            adhcompany Posts: 43

            yeah, I read the article campo and if you believe the weather has anything to do with wolverine populations, you need to get a grip. As for Footloose MT propaganda, I guess you must explain yourself as you superior intellect hasn't quite come thru in your post. Funny, there are no glaciers in the lower Yukon Territory and that country is full of wolverines? Go figure! They must be traveling a far distance to find one to make their den site.
            Yet, I'm glad your against having the wolverine listed and for a few good stated reasons too. Look at Michael's comment, I wasn't wrong!

             
          • campo posted at 10:06 pm on Tue, Dec 14, 2010.

            campo Posts: 136

            Great, two posts and someone pops off about trapping. Did you even read the article? You are just reading your Footloose MT propaganda and getting confused? To save these creatures in the lower 48, you need to change the weather, good luck with that.
            We don't need protections levied in this country on something that isn't biologically endangered. Geographic reductions of very few and specific species do not warrant the economic burden they will receive from tax payers because of the idiotic ESA. It will just be another money maker for these "green" groups and their lawyers and another avenue for obstructionist crap to take hold of places like nw MT.
            Did this gray wolf disaster not teach us anything? And the wolf is species that actually stands a chance at reproducing. The wolverine is just the next one on their list, and its perfect, because their numbers won't increase until the glaciers come back.

             
          • michael posted at 3:58 pm on Tue, Dec 14, 2010.

            michael Posts: 531

            There are very few wolverines left. This protection is long overdue. Yes, if the trappers cannot avoid the wolverines, this should be stopped.

             
          • adhcompany posted at 1:48 pm on Tue, Dec 14, 2010.

            adhcompany Posts: 43

            "It is believed there are only 200" " "it's a a very difficult thing to determine populations"

            This is horse crap pure and simple and nothing more than another attemp to restrict hunting and access to our forests.

            Watch out fellow trappers, you migh accidently catch a wolverine so we can't take that chance and we've gotta end all trapping.

            A wolverine was seen crossing that forest road so we gotta close em all in the area.

            That's the prediction I see coming.

             

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