, 2022-12-23 04:01:00,
In February, gray wolves were back on the endangered species list in most US states. Wolves didn’t plummet suddenly. In fact, wildlife biologists say wolf populations are stable in the Upper Great Lakes and Northern Rocky Mountain regions, an environmental success story. It happened because of a legal fight that has been going on for years. At the center of this fight are mixed feelings about the importance of wolves and strong disagreements about the science. The battle lines harden when recreational wolf hunts are considered.
This episode was originally produced in February 2022, as part of a seven-part series, titled [Un]Natural selection.
Host: Dan Wanschura
Producer: Morgan Springer
Editing: Dan Wanschura
Additional Editing: Patrick Shea, Peter Payette
Music: Mocke, Marlin Ledin, Blue Dot Sessions, Santah
DAN WANSHURA, HOST: This is North Points; a spectacle about land, water, and the inhabitants of the upper part of the Great Lakes. I’m Dan Wanschura.
Gray wolves have been in the news a lot this past year. In February, they were placed back on the federal endangered species list after being removed in 2020.
Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan have updated their wolf management plans this year. Those plans lay out the next steps, should the wolves lose protection again.
It made us think of an episode we aired earlier this year. It was part of our series. [Un]Natural Selection: Seven Stories Examining…
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