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Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened
Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving mammal's alpine habitat, had been premature. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists had recommended the protection based on research suggesting that climate change is likely to destroy the near-arctic conditions where the remaining 300 animals in the Lower 48 states exist. Wolverines continue to thrive in Canada and Alaska. "This decision has been a complex and challenging one to make," said the agency's director, Dan...

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