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Howling into the void? US wolf recovery endangered by Trump

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Howling into the void? US wolf recovery endangered by Trump

They thrive at teamwork, fight for their homes and cherish their families above all else.

It is sometimes said there is no animal on Earth more like humans in their social behavior than wolves.

But the iconic species, long a symbol of the free spirit of the American wilderness, could soon be imperiled because of a decision by United States President Donald Trump’s government to end protections that brought them back from the brink of extinction.

“Wolves right now have only recovered in about 10 percent of their historic range,” Maggie Howell, executive director of the Wolf Conservation Center in upstate New York told AFP.

Historically, when states have fought to loosen sa…

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