1/13/00 - DENVER (Reuters) - Appeals Court: Wolves Can Stay in Yellowstone - Gray wolves can stay in Yellowstone National Park, a Federal Appeals Court panel said on Thursday, reversing an order by a lower court in Wyoming that had ordered them removed.
1/13/00: DENVER (Reuters) - A Federal Appeals Court panel on Thursday ordered a reprieve for the thriving gray wolves of Yellowstone National Park, handing a victory to environmentalists and a defeat to ranchers. In a 3-0 vote the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver reversed a Wyoming lower court ruling that the wolves, regarded by ranchers as livestock predators, be removed. "The wolves are here to stay. It's a great day for wolves," Mark Van Putten, president of the National Wildlife Federation, said by telephone from Washington.