Groups in Alaska Seek Protection for Alexander Archipelago Wolf

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The Center for Biological Diversity and Greenpeace are urging the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife to help protect the Alexander Archipelago Wolf, which is a subspecies of the grey wolf. They are claiming that unsustainable logging and road building in the Tongass National Forest is threatening the wolf.

There have been no official surveys done on the wolf population in the forests located in south east Alaska, but the groups believe that the population is on the decline. They would like the wolf to have endangered species protection.

Rebecca Noblin, with the Center for Biological Diversity, said Fish and Wildlife considered protecting the wolf in the '90s but didn't because of new standards in a forest management plan. She said many of those standards are weak or haven't been implemented. From Westport News.

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hunter25's picture

Another attempt to

Another attempt to overprotect wolves somewhere and get them on the endangered species list. I just would not have considered Alaska as the place for it to happen. The whole whole subspecies issue can be a very tricky one to prove and could cause a ton of problems if it were ever to pass. I'm sure they would try to find a link to other wolves and create more sub species to add to the list to protect or tie things up until the genetics were all cleared up. This is a bit similar to the eastern cougar claims in the lower 48.