Wolverine threatened but won’t be protected, agency says

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo—Higher-priority species need to be addressed with its limited resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday in determining that the wolverine, a member of the weasel family that resembles a small bear, will not receive federal protection as an endangered species.



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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo—Higher-priority species need to be addressed with its limited resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Monday in determining that the wolverine, a member of the weasel family that resembles a small bear, will not receive federal protection as an endangered species.

Climate change could undo a hundred years of recovery by the wolverine in the Lower 48 states, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review concluding the animal warrants but is…




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