Yellowstone's Grizzlies Still Need Protection
NRDC issue briefings and fact sheets explain why removing Yellowstone's grizzlies from the endangered species list puts bears in jeopardy.
Yellowstone Grizzly Bears at Risk: An Overview
This issue paper provides an overview of the recovery effort made possible by the designation of Yellowstone's grizzly bears as endangered species, and outlines the threats that grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem continue to face today.
Threatened Grizzly Bear Habitat in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Mounting pressure for development in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem threatens to destroy habitat that the grizzly bear population needs to survive and to continue to grow. Without the habitat protections provided by the Endangered Species Act, these threats will intensify. This fact sheet analyzes the threats posed to grizzly bears by energy development, logging and roadbuilding in bear habitat.
Grizzly Bear Mortality in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Given the small size of the remaining grizzly bear population, the death of an individual bear, especially a female, can threaten the recovery of the entire population. In the area around Yellowstone National Park, most bears die as a result of bear-human conflict. This fact sheet examines why grizzly bear mortality is particularly problematic and discusses the most common causes of bear mortality in Yellowstone.
last revised 2/14/2006
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