Posted by: Sandy Steinman | November 10, 2010

Threats to Yellowstone area Grizzly Bears

Two grizzly bears in a meadow in the Yellowsto...

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Grizzly bears are in trouble and there is no easy Solution

Grizzly bears in the Yellowstone region are facing an increasingly pessimistic future.  Grizzly deaths are up and this could be the worst year on record.  The bear population continues to increase and some of its food sources have decreased.  Bears are increasingly seeking human neighborhoods and livestock as food sources.  The results are inevitable human-bear confrontations.  Bears are going after pet food, going into campgrounds and challenging hunters for their kills. There have been two human killings and increased maulings by bears.  “Problem” grizzlies have been euthanized in larger numbers.  As human and bear populations continue to expand and collide there are no simple answers.  To read more: Grim outlook for grizzlies in Yellowstone region in the L. A. Times.

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