endangered species list http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Debate over de-listing Wyoming Grizzly bears continues http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/debate-over-de-listing-wyoming-grizzly-bears-continues <p>The U-S Fish and Wildlife Service wants Grizzly Bears taken off the Endangered Species list, but the agency's effort has been blunted by the courts. Matt Laslo reports from Washington on the battle over Wyoming's Grizzlies.&nbsp;</p><p>MATT LASLO: In 1975 government officials worried the west could one day be grizzly-less. Using the Endangered Species Act the government became a great protector of the Bears that play a vital role in the region's ecosystem. But by 2007 the federal government recorded a massive rebound in the population, so they delisted Grizzly Bears.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 22:23:48 +0000 Matt Laslo 47253 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Debate over de-listing Wyoming Grizzly bears continues Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species List http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/wyoming-wolves-removed-endangered-species-list <p>The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is removing wolves from the Endangered Species List in Wyoming. The animals had almost died out before being added to the list in 1970s, but the population has since rebounded.</p><p>Today’s announcement means Wyoming – not the federal government – will manage wolf populations. The state will allow the animals to be shot on sight as predators in most places, and will require hunting licenses in a few areas. Wolf hunting season is set begin October first.</p><p>The governor’s office says Wyoming’s management plan will ensure that wolves don’t die out.</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 20:57:51 +0000 Willow Belden 29444 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Wyoming wolves removed from Endangered Species List