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Judge orders USFWS to reconsider putting Yellowstone NP-area bison population under ESA

A federal judge yesterday ordered the Fish and Wildlife Service to take yet another look at whether Yellowstone-area bison require Endangered Species Act protections.

Rewarding the persistence of the Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project, Judge Randolph Moss of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that FWS fumbled its 2019 determination that the bison did not merit ESA listing.

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