Wolves population is saved

wolves was once an endangered species......

wolves is an endangered species

"For more than 300 years, trappers and settlers did their best to exterminate wolves, for their pelts and to protect livestock. They were so successful that only a few hundred gray wolves were left in the lower 48 states when they were listed as an endangered species in 1973. Now the wolves are back, with roughly 6,000 in the contiguous United States and 7,700 to 11,200 in Alaska. The Obama administration has declared all but two small populations--Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico and Arizona and red wolves in North Carolina--fully recovered. On Oct. 1, Wyoming will become the fifth state with a significant wolf population to legalize hunting." (Washington Post) This article details the population recovery of wolves in the United States, as their protected status is being lifted. "

-Eilperin, Juliet. "Once Nearly Extinct, Wolves Now Fair Game." Washington Post. 17 Sep.


2012: p. A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.


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Law passed to protect wolves

"By the end of the month, Fish and Wildlife will have to determine if the Mexican gray wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf, rather than a "distinct population segment." Colorado and Utah are fighting the subspecies designation on the grounds that it could lead to Mexican wolves expanding their range into their states. And wolves that wander out of their established areas - into the Pacific Northwest, for example - are still protected as endangered under federal law."

-Eilperin, Juliet. "Once Nearly Extinct, Wolves Now Fair Game." Washington Post. 17 Sep. 2012: p. A.1. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 13 Feb. 2014.

Wolves population is saved....probably

Laws were passed to protect wolves (gray wolves and Mexican wolves).

Now that the wolf population is growing since it was protected by law some people think they will overpopulate. Many people start to think if wolves should be removed from the endangered species, another way saying that they shouldn't be protected anymore.

Should law continue to protect wolves?

I think the Wolves should be protected because all living creatures are part of the ecosystem.If wolf population is less it will lead to overpopulation of other creatures.For example:rabbits,if there's a small amount of wolves left then it will cause the rabbits to increases its populations.