SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The only gray wolf in California arrived after heading south out of Oregon last year while his brother headed east into Idaho, moves that sealed each of their fates.
The brother is dead, shot illegally by a hunter this month, but in the Golden State wildlife advocates are demanding lifesaving protections for OR-7.
Four conservation groups are hoping the California Fish and Game Commission will agree to add the gray wolf to the state’s endangered species list after OR-7 crossed into state lines.
The Center For Biological Diversity argued in a petition filed Monday that it’s time to prepare for others.
The center’s endangered species director, Noah Greenwald, says adding it to California’s endangered species list would force the state to write a recovery plan that addresses ranchers’ concerns over livestock attacks.
Oregon and Washington listed the gray wolf before any gray wolves migrated to those states.
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