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Interior Department To Remove Yellowstone Grizzly From Endangered Species List

Interior Department To Remove Yellowstone Grizzly From Endangered Species List”

Mead gave no guidance on when that decision might be made.

He explained, "Even though the grizzly bear may not be warranted as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, there are still threats out there". And in a lot of ways, allowing people who live with or near grizzly bears to have more of a say on how they're managed is a really powerful thing.

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead commended the work of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and said the grizzlies "will be managed appropriately by our experts and Game and Fish". "I thank all involved in the delisting effort". "I think it's extremely premature for the states of Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming to start proposing a hunting season".

Meanwhile, the Center for Biological Diversity says the population of grizzly bears at Yellowstone are still falling due to invasive species and climate change that put the animals' food sources at risk. Nuvamsa's comments were circulated by Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), who said he would introduce legislation to protect all grizzly bears, listed or not.

And, as The New York Times notes, the Fish and Wildlife Service also attempted to strip the bear of federal protections in 2007 "but was ordered by federal court decisions to reconsider its analysis because of a decline in white bark pine, a key bear food source that has been decimated by insects partly because of warmer temperatures in the region".

The move, which was first proposed by the previous administration of President Barack Obama a year ago, will go into effect 30 days after it is published in the federal register. "The decision about whether there's going to be limited grizzly hunting in Idaho is one for down the road, and that decision would rely on recommendations of Fish and Game's professional wildlife managers, coordination with our neighboring states, and public discussion", said Moore. So it's a pretty remarkable increase and one that the Interior Department says should be celebrated. That will permit the states to allow hunting, provided the regional grizzly population stays above 600 over the next five years, as well as the killing of bears that harm livestock in a ranching-heavy area. That area is larger than the land mass of New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, combined, the agency said. Grizzlies must eventually connect across the six recovery zones, including with the sub-populations of the Selkirk and Cabinet-Yak ecosystems and bears in the North Cascades ecosystem. We applaud Secretary Zinke and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for making this decision.

Some environmental groups expressed their concerns over the decision. Bears are highly intelligent, and research since 1975 has shown that animals in general are far smarter than we thought.

"The ongoing recovery of Yellowstone grizzly bears is an undeniable example of how the ESA can bring a species back from the brink", Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, said in a statement.

An added bonus, Cooley said, is that when the Yellowstone grizzly becomes delisted, those resources that had been in place to preserve them can be redistributed to help other species eventually be delisted themselves.

The change, which is set to take effect next month, is a sign of the major comeback by the Yellowstone bears.



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