May 10, 2016
MAY 10th IS THE LAST DAY TO COMMENT!
HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?
The USFWS is pushing to delist the Yellowstone grizzly bears. It’s obvious why they’re doing this. Trophy hunters are itching for a grizzly bear hunt to satisfy their blood lust and ego’s and the USFWS is perfectly happy to make their dreams come true. Please don’t allow this to happen.
They’re not just after grizzlies in the Yellowstone ecosystem but Montana is already pushing for the delisting of all grizzly bears, specifically the great bear population in Northwest Montana. Please take a moment and speak out for this iconic species. They are voiceless, we must speak for them!
Follow the link to the USFWS comment page and stand up for the grizzly bear. Points to make:
1. Grizzly bears have one of the lowest reproductive rates of any large mammal. That’s because grizzly mothers keep their cubs with them for up to three years. It takes a long time to learn how to be a successful grizzly bear. This means any grizzly bear hunts could quickly decimate their population.
2. Grizzly bears are not recovered across their historic range.
3. Yellowstone grizzlies would be sitting ducks since they are habituated to people. The most famous female grizzly alive, iconic mother grizzly bear number 399, would be threatened by the delisting.
The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) Proposed Rule: Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Removing the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem Population of Grizzly Bears from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife
You Can Write a Comment that Helps Save the Grizzly
by Rick Lamplugh
Montana outlines specifics of possible grizzly hunt
Top Photo: USFWS