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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Grand Canyon killing illustrates perils wolves face

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First Gray Wolf Spotted at Grand Canyon

in 70 Years Shot Dead by Hunter

Although it is sad news that the first gray wolf to be seen near the Grand Canyon in 70 years was shot by a hunter mistaking it for a coyote, the fact that the wolf ventured over 700 miles into new territory is further evidence that gray wolf populations are coming back from the brink of extinction.


Authors

Bio: Ari Phillips is a reporter for ClimateProgress.org. A native of Santa Fe, New Mexico, he received his bachelor of arts in philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and dual master’s degrees in journalism and global policy studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He previously held internships with The Texas Observer, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies in Japan, and the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law at The University of Texas School of Law.

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