U.S. judge reinstates Rocky Mountain wolves' protection
Wolves in Montana and Idaho can breathe easier after a federal judge reinstated their protection this Friday.
Last year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service delisted northern Rocky Mountain wolves after the population reached 1,200 in the winter, claiming that "all threats to the wolf population [...] have been resolved."
But Judge Molloy wrote "the plain language of the Endangered Species Act does not allow the agency to divide a [population segment] into a smaller taxonomy."