Delisting of Oregon’s gray wolves faces legal challenge by conservation groups

As expected, conservation groups are challenging a recent Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission decision to remove gray wolves from the state’s endangered species list.

Five wolf pups from the Imnaha pack sip and sit at a pool of water July 7, 2013. The pups were about 2.5 months old in this remote camera photo. (Credit: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Five wolf pups from the Imnaha pack sip and sit at a pool of water July 7, 2013. The pups were about 2.5 months old in this remote camera photo. (Credit: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife/Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0)

Three groups — Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands and the Center for Biological Diversityhave filed a legal challenge to the removal, saying the commission’s decision violated the law by failing to follow the best available science.

Oregon Wild is headquartered in Portland, and the Center for Biological Diversity also has staff in the metro area.

For more about the lawsuit, see Willamette Week’s recent news story about the filing.

Susannah L. Bodman
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One Response to Delisting of Oregon’s gray wolves faces legal challenge by conservation groups

  1. Pingback: Oregon’s wolf plan up for review at August meeting | Science In Portland

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