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Defenders of Wildlife, et al. v. Hall, et al. (Rocky Mountain Wolf Delisting)


Twelve conservation groups filed suit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service???s decision to delist the northern Rocky Mountain population of gray wolves from the Endangered Species Act. The groups also sought and were granted a preliminary injunction to prevent the ongoing hunting and killing of wolves by state agents while the case is decided on the merits. The agency has now voluntarily withdrawn the delisting rule, and the wolves in the region have been returned to protected status.


 

Court or Agency: U.S. District Court for the District of Montana
Plaintiff(s): Defenders of Wildlife, Natural Resources Defense Council, Sierra Club, The Humane Society of the United States, Center for Biological Diversity, Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, Friends of the Clearwater, Alliance for the Wild Rockies, Oregon Wild, Cascadia Wildlands Project, Western Watersheds Project, and Wildlands Project
Defendant: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
HSUS Counsel: Rebecca Judd
Outside Counsel: Earthjustice
Status: Completed