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Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit filed seeking protections for wolverines

Another lawsuit has been filed challenging the government's denial of federal protections for the wolverine.

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Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

Wildlife groups sue for wolverine protections

A coalition of advocacy groups on Monday challenged the government’s denial of federal protections for the snow-loving wolverine, filing a lawsuit that contends officials ignored evidence a warming climate will eliminate denning areas for the so-called “mountain devil.”

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State wildlife chiefs back wolverine decision

State wildlife chiefs back wolverine decision

State wildlife agency directors from Idaho, Montana and Wyoming say they support the recent decision to deny endangered species protections to the rare wolverine.

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Conservation groups to sue over wolverine decision

Conservation groups to sue over wolverine decision

HELENA — Two coalitions of advocacy groups have filed notices that they intend to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its withdrawal of proposed protections for the wolverine.

August 14, 2014 7:45 am Photos

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Feds reverse course on protections for wolverines

Feds reverse course on protections for wolverines

U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine in a course reversal announced Tuesday that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species.

August 12, 2014 10:50 am Photos

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Capturing photographs of lynx, wolverine proving tough for students

Capturing photographs of lynx, wolverine proving tough for students

Taking photographs of camera-shy Canada lynx and wolverines is tough, but it’s even more difficult when the camera is placed at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet or deep in the underbrush of the Beartooth Mountains.

August 01, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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FWS director defends decisions on wolverines, wolves

FWS director defends decisions on wolverines, wolves

MISSOULA — U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe defended his agency’s commitment to strong science Monday in light of recent controversies over wolverine and wolf protection.

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Fed's doubt effects of climate change on wolverines

Fed's doubt effects of climate change on wolverines

A top federal wildlife official said there’s too much uncertainty about climate change to prove it threatens the snow-loving wolverine — overruling agency scientists who warned of impending habitat loss for the “mountain devil.”

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Study looks at how Wyoming wolverines react to recreation

JACKSON, Wyo. — Researchers are studying the effects of winter recreation on wolverines in northwest Wyoming.

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Group files suit to halt timber sale on Lewis and Clark National Forest

The Alliance for the Wild Rockies has filed suit in U.S. District Court in Great Falls, to stop the Forest Service’s Blankenship Vegetation Treatment Project near Monarch, over concerns for Canadian lynx, goshawk and wolverines.

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Comment period extended again for wolverine listing

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has extended the deadline six months for its final decision on whether to list the wolverine under the Endangered Species Act.

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Mongolian mountains

Mongolian mountains

Vast expanses of wild country in Mongolia resemble the American West.

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Remote landscape

Remote landscape

Few people live in northwestern Mongolia. The nearest city to the expedition’s jumping off point, Kharkhorin, has a population of only 12,000. The city was Kublai Khan’s capital city when he ruled.

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Tracks

Tracks

Wolverine tracks were found everywhere in the Dharhad region that the Americans explored.

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Wolverine

Wolverine

The wolverine is being considered for protection under the Endangered Species Act.

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Rebecca Watters

Rebecca Watters

Rebecca Watters, director of the Mongolian Wolverine Project, makes a home in Bozeman when she’s not overseas. Last spring, Watters and four others spent a month exploring a region of Mongolia to formally document wolverine existence. She plans to return this year to do more research.

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Mongolian herder

Mongolian herder

Mongolians like this herder are key to Watters’ project, providing information on animals as well as help exploring the vast region.

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Wolverine pelt

Wolverine pelt

A wolverine pelt that was trapped by a herder trying to capture wolves hangs on the wall of the man’s home. Locals hold the animals in esteem for their spirit, strength and tenacity.

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Mongolian tepee

Mongolian tepee

An ortz is the Mongolian tepee-like structure that reindeer herders live in during the summer. To Watters it is another similarity to traditions in North America.

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Wolverine fact sheet

Wolverine fact sheet

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