Yellowstone grizzlies off protection lists

  • After 42 years on the Endangered Species list, the Yellowstone grizzly bear — whose numbers have grown to more than 700 from fewer than 150 — will lose its protected status.
  • About 125 tribes from the United States and Canada have signed the Grizzly Treaty to oppose the delisting, saying the government failed to consult with them.
  • The Crow Creek Sioux Tribe is “one of the Associated Tribes of Yellowstone and yet we were completely ignored in this delisting process, despite our declaration, our resolution and petition for inclusion,” said Brandon Sazue, the tribe’s chairman.
  • In Yellowstone, bears make use of some 265 food sources, from the roots of tiny wildflowers, to moths and ladybugs to elk.

Source: TH

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