Trump’s Interior Department has announced the grizzly bear will no longer receive endangered species protection

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http://www.hcn.org/articles/yellowstone-grizzly-delisted-federal-protections

5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting

On June 22, the Interior Department announced that the Yellowstone grizzly bear will no longer be listed as an endangered species. The bear has been listed for 42 years, despite multiple efforts to remove Endangered Species Act protections. The move could allow hunting of the grizzly – a decision will be left up to the states.

“This is good news for the Yellowstone grizzly and good news for the region’s ranchers,” Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Dave Eliason, president of the Public Lands Council, said in a statement.

Here are 5 things to read to make sense of the controversial decision:

1. Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protectionsTribal nations in the Northern Rockies have promised…

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5 thoughts on “Trump’s Interior Department has announced the grizzly bear will no longer receive endangered species protection

  1. Once an animal is on the ESL it should never be removed – in this day and age animals are exploited in numerous ways, and now more than ever , they need (and deserve) the continued protection of the ESL, for those it has been protecting for so long. This saddens me, it is just wrong.

  2. Once an animal is on the ESL it should never be removed – in this day and age animals are exploited in numerous ways, and now more than ever, they need (and deserve) the continued protection of the ESL, for those it has been protecting for so long. This saddens me, it is just wrong.

  3. Why do these articles continually have quotes from the livestock industry praising wildlife delistings? It’s not exactly unbiased, is it, and it inspires zero confidence. Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Livestock Board. smh

    Also, this process was started under the Obama Administration, and to expect a Republican administration to turn it around is not very realistic. Appeasement policies under the Democrats have failed spectacularly, and this is what we are left with today.

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