California Fish And Game Commission Delays Listing Decision For Gray Wolf

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The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) unanimously voted to postpone a decision on whether to list the gray wolf (Canis lupus) under the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). As we previously reported, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife recommended in February 2014 that the Commission not list the gray wolf under CESA, determining that the scientific evidence does not warrant listing the species at this time. The issue arose in 2011 when a single wolf, OR-7, was spotted in California for the first time.

The five-member panel delayed the Commission’s decision for 90 days following lengthy public debate at yesterday’s hearing. The Commission will hold an additional hearing to consider the issue in June.

Topics:  California Endangered Species Act, Department of Fish & Game

Published In: Environmental Updates

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