Audubon Magazine columnist Ted Williams in article titled “Should Wolves Stay Protected under the Endangered Species Act?” described the dilemma of the USFWS with respect to wolves. Williams depicts the USFWS as pursuing an intelligent set of wolf policies that seek to mediate between westerners who want to remove all protections from wolves and groups such as the Center for Biological Diversity which, in Williams’ view, wrongly want to litigate any attempts on the part of USFWS to compromise with wolf opponents. From Williams’ perspective, these avid wolf supporters are providing fuel for wolf haters and threatening the Endangered Species Act. Williams quotes a National Parks biologist as saying that “Playing politics with the Endangered Species Act is not just okay – it’s essential.” See his argument at http://e360.yale.edu/feature/should_wolves_stay_protected_under_endangered_species_act/2674/
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