This is important because the open hunting season for wolves will get the entire population of wolves killed near the Yellowstone area. Wolves are being slaughtered by people near Yellowstone because they think that every wolf is the same. There was recently a wolf that was killed after barely stepping out of the parks protective zone. This wolf was considered one of the most well-known wolves in the United States. The wolf (832F) was killed because they thought that it could potentially be a threat. In fact this wolf had rarely ever left Yellowstone, and most certainly never caused any harm outside the park.
There have been hundreds of wolves killed that did not do any harm to the areas that surround Yellowstone, and if the wolves are not put back on the endangered species list hundreds, if not thousands, more could be killed on the basis that they might pose a threat.