In a victory for the gray wolves of the northern Rockies, a federal judge granted conservationists' request to stop the slaughter of wolves and reinstate federal Endangered Species Act protections. The ruling prevents wolf hunting from going forward in Montana and Idaho. The court ruled the federal government illegally subdivided the northern Rockies wolf population, eliminating federal protections for the vast majority of the region's wolves even while acknowledging that they remain endangered by Wyoming law.
Title: Gray wolf
Creator: Kramer, Gary
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Rights: Public domain