Gray wolf populations in Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Utah and Wisconsin will be removed from the protection of the Endangered Species Act. The move signifies an increase in population of gray wolves in these areas, which comes as a result of conservation efforts. The wolves will still be protected in Wyoming.
The incoming Obama administration will have the opportunity to relist the grey wolf as a protected species.
For further reading: LA Times
Read Animal Fact Guide’s article: Gray Wolf.