California’s Only Wolverine Spotted In Sierra Nevada

GarryRogers Nature Conservation

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A wolverine appears to be thriving in the northern Sierra Nevada seven years after being confirmed as the first one in California since 1922, researchers said.  More than two dozen documented sightings of the solitary predator…  Source:

GR:  With only a few hundred individuals in the lower 48 states, the North American wolverine is a perfect candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act.  Why did efforts to protect the species fail?  Could it be that protection of such a wide-ranging animal would be inconvenient from a human point of view?  It appears that we only protect species when it is convenient, that is, it does not interfere with resource harvest, growth, and development (i.e. progress).

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