Threats to the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

Oct 23, 2018 | Grizzly Bear Resources

two grizzly bear cubs playing
  • 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. Wyoming has already made preparations for a Yellowstone Grizzly trophy hunt for 2018!
  • Climate change: 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.
  • Public lands, wilderness, even our national parks are openly under attack for exploitation. See – Trump shrinks Utah monuments in historic move – CNN 12/4/17 and A Trojan Horse Threatens the Nation’s Parks, New York Times 01/18/18
  • Killing mother grizzlies with cubs claiming self-defense, an erroneous and dishonest argument.