Judge Restores Protection for Grizzlies

Saying that the Fish and Wildlife Service ignores its own evidence when making decisions, a federal judge in Montana restored protections for the grizzlies in and around Yellowstone Park. In his ruling, the judge said the bears are at risk because populations of whitebark pine trees, the nuts of which are an important food source for the bears, are declining due to forest fires and global warming. The ruling will protect almost 600 bears in Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming. Stories about the ruling can be found in the Los Angeles Times and at ABC News.


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