Pacific Northwest vole goes on ESA list, but FWS says recovery work will have to wait

The usual argument is put forth by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on this mammalian species: Shrinking budget, workload, etc., are behind the decision. I think as more species are added to the Endangered Species Act lists, that we’ll see this decision again and again. In the meantime, human activities will continue to degrade and destroy habitat. Read about the vole case.

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