Grizzlies Re-Endangered

U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy ruled that the North American Grizzly Bear be returned to “Threatened” status under the Endangered Species Act. Grizzly bears were removed from the list in 2007 due to an increase in population. The court ruled, however, that there is not enough Whitebark Pine (the Grizzly’s primary food source) to sustain the population. The 46 page ruling cited that climate change is to blame. Judge Donald Molloy also ruled that Yellowstone Fish and Wildlife Officer procedures are inadequate in protecting the great bear. For more information, click the link below:

Federal Judge: Grizzly Bears Still Threatened