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Conference spotlights climate change, carnivores

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER – The effects of climate change and loss of habitat on wolves and other carnivores are on the agenda at a four-day conference in Denver.

More than 200 experts are participating in the conference sponsored by the conservation group Defenders of Wildlife. Federal officials and environmentalists are members of a panel Tuesday looking at efforts to restore the wolf to the northern Rockies.

Environmental groups are challenging the removal of the wolf from the endangered species list in Montana and Idaho.

Another session set for Tuesday is the campaign to restore wolves to the southern Rockies and protecting the habitat of lynx in the region.

The conference runs through Wednesday.