The gray wolf was once found through most of North America. But by the time the Endangered Species Act became law in 1973, the wolf was gone from the Rocky Mountains, having been exterminated by shooting, tapping and poisoning. Over the past 30 years, the ESA has helped increase wolf numbers in the Northern Rockies. But, Congress just acted to remove the gray wolf from the Endangered Species List in the Northern Rockies. This marks the first time in history that a species was delisted by legislators, threatening the future of the gray wolf and the Endangered Species Act itself.
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