White House May Delist Protected Species

The gray wolf is at the center of the debate over the endangered species list.

The gray wolf is at the center of the debate over the endangered species list. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service hide caption

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The Bush administration considers removing several animals from the Endangered Species List, saying the populations are now large enough to survive without protection. But ecologists say headcounts are only one way to measure whether a species has recovered. Hear NPR's John Nielsen.

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Correction Sept. 27, 2004

This report should have identified the home of the Wildlife Science Center as Forest Lake, Minn.

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