I am pretty disappointed in the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the moment.
I know they aren’t the only ones in control of course, but honestly, when your mission is to
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s mission is, working with others, to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people."
Seriously, to say the Populations are flourishing isn’t necessarily a lie, but it isn’t the truth either. Wolves once roamed far from just in the Northern Rockies and the Great Lakes region and they’re not currently in a vast majority of the habitat they CAN occupy.
Essentially, it’s basically like they’re saying let’s give up and set extremely low standards. Come ON.
I agree with a majority of what they do but this is absurd. I understand you need to answer to “higher ups” and there’s all that but when somethings you are doing goes against the mission statement of your agency than fight it, don’t just accept it.