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U.S. wildlife managers urge lifting Yellowstone grizzly protections
Reuters ^ | 12-12-2013 | Laura Zuckerman

Posted on 12/12/2013 4:51:01 PM PST by george76

Yellowstone's grizzlies, now classified as a threatened species, were briefly removed from protected status by the federal government in 2007, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that the outsized, hump-shouldered bears had made a healthy comeback.

At the time, the number of grizzlies in the region had exceeded the government's recovery goal of 500 bears, the government said.

But conservationists successfully challenged the de-listing in court, arguing that the government discounted climate changes

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On Wednesday, members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee sought to reverse that decision, recommending a new de-listing after reviewing a report suggesting Yellowstone's bears can be sustained by berries and a multitude of other food sources.

The panel estimated the grizzly population in and around Yellowstone, which spans parts of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana, has now climbed to about 600 bears.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Idaho; US: Montana; US: Wyoming
KEYWORDS: aclu; agenda21; agw; alf; animalrights; ar; bears; climatechange; climatechanges; elf; esa; globalwarming; grizzlies; grizzly; grizzlybear; grizzlybears; peta; un21; unitednations21; wildlife; wolves; yellowstone
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1 posted on 12/12/2013 4:51:02 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Griz and wolves! Amazing animals, grizzlies! Wolves, on the other hand, should be eradicated....again!


2 posted on 12/12/2013 4:54:02 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

I have mixed thoughts on bringing back the wolves and grizzlies.

Ideally, it seems good to have them in the wild-lands. Realistically, it means for all intents and purposes you’re making an area of the wild non-accessible to humans.

Perhaps my thoughts are tunnel vision here, but I don’t like seeing areas of our nation crafted to keep humans out.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 4:58:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Zero = zero)
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To: Bushbacker1

Our forefathers were a hell of a lot smarter than the enviro-nazis who are stuck on stupid.


4 posted on 12/12/2013 5:00:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: george76

Heh. In other words, maybe the political regulator folks are frightened about tourist revenues going down because of bears eating tourists. There are probably many more than 600 of those creatures in the area, too.


5 posted on 12/12/2013 5:01:32 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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6 posted on 12/12/2013 5:04:44 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: george76

Why would they need a special protected status? Hunting in a Nat. Park is illegal.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 5:05:38 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: DoughtyOne; jazusamo; Flycatcher; LucyT; CedarDave; TEXOKIE; Cindy; girlangler; Inyo-Mono; ...

The introduction of the much larger Canadian timber wolves and Grizzlies are decimating much of the native elk , deer, moose, sheep ... populations.

Plus the wolves were to be limited to a small number and to a limited range. Both promises were / are ignored.

and the hydatid disease due to Echinococcosis granulosus tape worms


9 posted on 12/12/2013 5:09:12 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: TigersEye

The special protected .. often leave the park, then kill livestock [ and humans next ? ]


10 posted on 12/12/2013 5:12:02 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Osage Orange

Hilarious... Country folk have a great way of simplifying the issues don’t they.


11 posted on 12/12/2013 5:16:37 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Zero = zero)
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To: george76

Doesn’t sound good on a number of levels here.

Thanks for making the points.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 5:18:49 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Zero = zero)
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To: DoughtyOne

Yep!


13 posted on 12/12/2013 5:19:56 PM PST by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: george76

Reduce the numbers of grizzlies by delisting them and having limited numbers of hunting permits issued for them.

Pay a bounty on wolves as well as a year round open season.


14 posted on 12/12/2013 5:29:18 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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But conservationists successfully challenged the de-listing in court, arguing that the government discounted climate changes that brought about the decline of whitebark pines...

More climate change lies. The whitebark pine is declining due to introduced disease and mountain pine beetle infestation.

Environazis always lie.

Thanks for the Ping, George!

15 posted on 12/12/2013 5:37:52 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I agree. I believe that every block of Washington D.C. should have at least one grizzly and two wolves.


16 posted on 12/12/2013 6:00:13 PM PST by Portcall24
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...t means for all intents and purposes you’re making an area of the wild non-accessible to humans.

Just curious. Are you saying that wild critters have no right to have any habitat all their own, i.e. being able to escape from people?

17 posted on 12/12/2013 6:06:23 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: george76

That doesn’t answer my question.


18 posted on 12/12/2013 6:11:42 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

The White bark pine. How much food does the grizzly get from a White Bark Pine. I’d say about as much as the ocean level has risen over the last 100 years.


19 posted on 12/12/2013 6:22:52 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: spawn44

OK. What does that have to do with anything?


20 posted on 12/12/2013 6:24:56 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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