Yellowstone grizzly bears have come back from the brink of extinction in the world’s first national park. Today we have more than 700 bears in Greater Yellowstone – up from fewer than 150 bears in the 1970s. Grizzlies not only represent the wildness of Yellowstone, but they also represent the success of the Endangered Species Act.
The Greater Yellowstone Coalition been working to protect bears here for more than 30 years. Today our top priority is to make sure bears have what they need to thrive through the next 30 years and beyond.
That’s why we’re asking for your help. The bear’s amazing comeback has prompted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to propose taking grizzly bears off the endangered species list and moving bear management to the states of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
Not so fast. The Service’s process is a mess. If they’re going to delist bears, they need to have their ducks in a row – and so far, we’ve seen only shambles. Let’s hold their feet to the fire. Please join us in telling the Service to correct its course. Make your voice heard on behalf of Yellowstone grizzly bears!
-- GYC staff