Latest Donald Molloy Stories

2011-04-11 05:35:00

US District Judge Donald Molloy in Missoula, Montana has halted a state proposal to lift the endangered species protections for wolves in Montana and Idaho, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The plan would have resulted in public hunting of up to 1,300 wolves in the two states. Molloy cited the court's lack of authority to put part of an endangered species population under state management exposing that population to hunting. The judge noted, "Congress has clearly determined that animals on...

2010-08-06 12:39:21

Wildlife advocates believe that the Endangered Species Act protections for gray wolves throughout the Northern Rocky Mountains helps to buy more time to create a better plan than the one the judge rejected. State wildlife officials in Montana and Idaho reviewed Thursday's ruling, which blocks them from carrying out their wolf management plans and their preparations for wolf hunts this fall.  State officials said they were considering their options, including an appeal. U.S. District...

2009-09-22 12:45:00

Yellowstone Grizzly bears are returning to the threatened species list, according to a federal court order on Monday. The grizzly bear species was announced to have rebounded in March 2007, but many are once again threatened by changes in their habitat, primarily in how climate change has rid the region of whitebark pines, which the bears rely on. Judge Donald Molloy issued a 46-page decision on Monday to restore protections for the grizzly bear, which resides primarily in and around the...

2009-09-01 06:20:00

Gray wolf hunting is set to start in the Northern Rockies just four months after the animal was de-listed from the endangered species list. Environmental and animal welfare groups have imposed a last minute injunction to stop the killing, about which a federal judge now has to make a speedy decision. In Idaho, where a quota allows for the killing of 220 wolves, hunters are preparing themselves for the hunt Tuesday. Montana's hunting season begins September 15, with a quota of 75 wolves. After...

2008-09-17 13:28:10

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said on Tuesday gray wolves will remain on the endangered species list in the Northern Rockies. The announcement comes just months after a rule was issued in March which would have allowed public hunting for the region's approximately 1,500 wolves. Ed Bangs, a Fish and Wildlife Service coordinator said the rule would be withdrawn in coming weeks. Meanwhile, wildlife agencies in Montana, Idaho and Wyoming have already started preparations for hunting...

2008-07-21 06:00:26

By Felicity Barringer Gray wolves in the greater Yellowstone area of the northern Rocky Mountains, which would have been fair game for hunters in three states as a result of a U.S. government decision in March, have again been put under the protections of the Endangered Species Act by a judge in Montana. The action by the judge, Donald Molloy of U.S. District Court, took the form of a preliminary injunction Friday and could be reversed. But Molloy's language showed serious reservations...

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