Dec 29 2016: Something called the Endangered Species Coalition, an NGO, made up of environmentalists, has listed the Mexican Gray Wolf as a top 10 imperiled species. This kind of crap causes me to mostly snicker and turn my back. However, it certainly is fodder for emotional, non thinking, useful environmental idiots. But consider just one aspect for one moment…if you dare.
The closest anybody gets to these “imperiled species” are those who live and work as near to the species as possible. If we had some sense of comfort that the most of the information these “officials” provide is accurate, then logically there would be absolutely no way that some group of pseudo-scientists, can accurately claim the feared demise of any wild creature.
Those most closely related to the work of so-called endangered species, can only guess as to how many wolves exist. I’m not talking just the Lower 48 states of the U.S. I’m talking worldwide. With perhaps hundreds of thousands of wolves worldwide, or not, nobody knows how many exist. It’s impossible to know that. The greatest number of wolves live in regions with few or no people and certainly are not counted or even estimated. The same is true of the polar bear…but by all means don’t ever go look.
Idiots who have political and emotional ties to the promotion of endangered species are presenting false, misleading and dishonest information when they claim any animal to be an imperiled species.
Why then should we believe them? Those in positions to have the most information about wolves only guess at their numbers. In places were wolves are closely followed with radio collars, the estimates may be closer to reality, but we constantly hear of surprises of wolf packs showing up in places nobody suspected. These are locations where, relatively speaking, human populations are comparatively denser than those regions where wolves live isolated from human populations.
How can anyone honestly say the Mexican Gray Wolf is a top ten imperiled species?
It’s a lie promoted for political and monetary gain?
Also consider this “inside” knowledge. I spoke with an employee of the Federal Government involved in wildlife management in northern New England. We were talking about Canada lynx. I was told that they were instructed to never tell anyone that Maine and/or New Hampshire had more than 500 lynx. 500 was the magic cut-off number when money and support would begin to vanish for lynx studies and the possibility the animal would be declassified from the Endangered Species Act.
“As the Obama administration prepares to hand over power to President-elect Donald Trump, the Endangered Species Coalition has just released its top 10 list of imperiled species. The advocacy group wants the next administration to take steps to slow the rates of extinction.”
Provided by: Tom Remington