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Delisting means stripping the Yellowstone Grizzly of protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Yellowstone grizzlies need room to roam on public land. Patagonia's Yvon Chouinard tells it like it is. America’s public lands are under threat. Remind Secretary Zinke of what he said: “Our greatest treasures are public lands.”
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Opposition stalls end of Yellowstone grizzly protections!


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is expected to make a final decision regarding the Yellowstone grizzly delisting in the summer of 2017. We will then have to take our fight to court with the help of attorneys, and may ask for your help to finance that lawsuit.

Delisting will trigger trophy hunting of grizzlies in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana,
a bloodbath the great bear may not survive.

Please join Save the Yellowstone Grizzly in this fight, the great bear needs your help.

Letter to President Obama (PDF, November 21, 2016) asking President Obama to stop the delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly. Over 50+ tribes and 800,000+ petitioners have signed treaties and petitions to the White House in opposition to delisting of the Yellowstone grizzly bear

"Among other things, NPS (National Park Service) raised significant concerns with the Service's specification of a minmum population size of 500 grizzly bears, the lack of strong standards to ensure connectivity of GYE (Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem) grizzly bears with other populations, and the uncertainty of how a sharp increase in human-caused mortality through hunting would impact the population." - Raul Grijalva

Read Congressman Raul Grijalva's letter to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe's asking him to halt delisting.
Download the letter (PDF)


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Yellowstone Grizzlies To Be Delisted

Is Yellowstone's Grizzly Bear Population Doomed?Is Yellowstone's Grizzly Bear Population Doomed?
Men's Journal, Doug Peacock, June 27, 2017

Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection
New York Times, Jim Robbins, June 22, 2017

Doug Peacock's comments on the New York Times piece by Jim Robbins:
"In this surprisingly myopic (because JR is a good reporter) article, the NYT drops in FWS agency numbers as if they were hallowed text instead of the bullshit they are. That grizzlies eat 265 species of food is not an argument to say the bears will not be affected by climate change, but an indication of griz desperately seeking nutrition in a habitat already negatively stressed by global warming. And cubs reaching "an average of 30:"In the Yellowstone ecosystem, there have been 80-some "known" dead griz the past two years. Not a bear in a dozen reaches the age of 30. Check the official average age of grizzly bears in Yellowstone. The biggest, much repeated whopper—and a meaningless number-- is 134 or “less than 150," denoting the exact number of grizzly bears in the Yellowstone area in 1975. I spent almost 4 months living in the backcountry of Yellowstone Park, checking in with the Chief Ranger in early April and Park Biologist Mary Meagher a few days later. I didn’t see anybody else in the forest all year. I don’t know how many griz lived there in 1975 and neither does anyone else, including Chris Servheen who made up this silly number. The Fish & Wildlife Service’s entire argument is rooted in the deception of fictional numbers. When you start measuring griz deaths again bear births, that’s reality.
As Edward Abbey used to say: Hubris, Douglas, hubris."


5 things to read about the Yellowstone grizzly delisting
Trump’s Interior Department has announced the bear will no longer receive endangered species protection.
High Country News, June 22, 2017


The Grizzly Man's Last Stand
Rick Bass, Men's Journal - May 2017


Voices for Save the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

Jeff BridgesJeff Bridges: I’m a California kid, and we’ve lost our golden bear. I don’t want that to be the case for the planet.


Jane GoodallJane Goodall on famous grizzly 399: “She might be shot so her head may be mounted on a wall…many hearts would break. I know mine would.”


Yvon ChouinardYvon Chouinard: “Without bears, Yellowstone is not Yellowstone. It's a zoo.”


Carl HiassenCarl Hiaasen on Yellowstone: “Save the bear, save the place.”


Terry Tempest WilliamsTerry Tempest Williams:
“"We are at a crossroads. We are delisting our very souls. No delisting.”


Doug PeacockDoug Peacock: “President Obama is the only person who can stop this tragedy of delisting the Yellowstone grizzly. He's the bears' only shot.”



Jeff Bridges

Doug Peacock

Terry Tempest Williams


Yvon Chouinard

Jane Goodall

Carl Hiaasen


Michael Keaton


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Threats to the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

  • Major grizzly food sources are in decline: Climate change has decimated the grizzly’s most important food, nuts of the whitebark pine tree. Introduced lake trout have reduced cutthroat trout numbers by more than 90%.
  • Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem bears are genetically and physically isolated from all other grizzly populations.
  • Grizzlies are one of the slowest reproducing land mammals in North America. Delisting triggers a trophy hunt that will put them on the path to extinction.
  • Montana proposed grizzly hunting regulations (PDF) Only a $50 license for a Montana resident.
  • President Obama said “The greatest threat to our national parks is climate change,” but, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, denies this risk stating “we conclude that the effects of climate change do not constitute a threat to the [Yellowstone grizzly bear population] now, nor are they anticipated to in the future.” This is an astonishing contradiction.


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