With Deadly Attacks Up, Federal Officials Prepare to Remove Grizzly Protections

After 30 years of being protected by the Endangered Species Act, grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region have rebounded from a low of fewer than 200 bears to more than 600. Federal officials with the US Fish and Wildlife Service are now working to take the bear off the list, but not everyone thinks that is a good idea, according to a story on Outside Online today.

“It’s taken us 30 years to get to this point,” Chris Servheen was quoted as saying. He is the grizzly bear recovery coordinator with the FWS and is spearheading the delisting effort. “We consider the species recovered.”

Read more: Delisting the Grizzly

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