FWS Completes Status Review of Gray Wolves

The agency released a National Recovery Plan rather than changing the Endangered Species designation.

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has determined not to make changes to the Endangered Species status of gray wolves. After an extensive peer-reviewed assessment calculated all potential threats to the wolves active in the U.S., the agency concluded that gray wolves are not currently at risk of extinction. They instead released a National Recovery Plan “to support a long term and durable approach to the conservation of gray wolves.“

“This population size and widespread distribution contribute to the resiliency and redundancy of wolves in this region,” FWS stated, adding that the species “maintains high genetic diversity and connectivity, further supporting their ability to adapt to future changes”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For officials in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as they assess the threat of extinction for various animals.
  • For Director Martha Williams to be led by the Lord as she manages the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Sources: The Hill, Politico, Fish and Wildlife Service

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