We are extremely disappointed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission decision to authorize a hunt of up to 22 grizzly bears in the state, nonetheless, Greater Yellowstone Coalition will continue our work to keep bears alive.
We read the entire 515-page grizzly bear delisting rule. Do we think it is perfect? No. But we are not opposing it, because it requires the states to keep the bear population stable.
The grizzly bear’s amazing comeback has prompted the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to propose taking grizzly bears off the endangered species list and shifting bear management to the states of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. Not so fast. The process is a mess, and the plans are missing critical pieces. Comment today and speak out for grizzly bears!
Grizzly bears are majestic, awe-inspiring symbols of the wild. They’ve come back from the brink of extinction in Greater Yellowstone. We have 700-odd bears in the ecosystem, which is a real success for the Endangered Species Act. Our goal is to keep Yellowstone grizzlies alive and wild. This post is our clearinghouse for all the great work we're doing to that end.