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June
22,
2017
Today, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced the formal removal of Endangered Species Act (ESA) protections for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, turning over management of the bears to agencies in Montana, Idaho and ...
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June
12,
2017
The Sonoran Institute released a new study today, “Evaluating Encroachment Pressures on the Military Mission in the California Desert Region."
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June
12,
2017
Today, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke submitted a preliminary report on Bears Ears National Monument to President Trump.
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June
08,
2017
The Mexican government has announced new efforts to save the critically endangered vaquita from extinction, following a widespread advocacy campaign by conservation groups and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
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Removal of Yellowstone Grizzlies From Endangered List Ignites Controversy
To see how far we've come in restoring grizzly bear populations in and around Yellowstone National Park, consider: There are five times more grizzlies now than there were in 1975, when they were first protected under the Endangered Species Act. The area grizzlies roam has increased by half. And conflicts with bears attracted to landowners’ chicken coops now pose a greater threat than hunting. Thus far, Yellowstone grizzly bear recovery is by most measures a massive American wildlife success story. But is that enough?
23
Jun
2017
news.nationalgeographic.com
Yellowstone's grizzly bears lose endangered species protection after 42 years
After 42 years on the Endangered Species List, the grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park have increased in number to 700 and will no longer be listed as a protected species, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said Thursday. The imminent ruling by the Fish and Wildlife Service would still ban hunting grizzly bears inside Yellowstone but would allow limited hunting in the three states outside its boundaries.
23
Jun
2017
www.usatoday.com
Yellowstone Grizzly To Be Removed From Endangered Species List
Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of the nonprofit Defenders of Wildlife, called the Yellowstone grizzly’s recovery “an undeniable example of how the ESA can bring a species back from the brink,” but said her group remains concerned about future management.  “We cannot allow the decades of work and investment to save these bears go down the drain,” she said. 
23
Jun
2017
www.huffingtonpost.com
U.S. officials to lift Yellowstone grizzly bear protections
Protections that have been in place for more than 40 years for grizzly bears in the Yellowstone National Park area will be lifted this summer after U.S. government officials ruled Thursday that the population is no longer threatened.
22
Jun
2017
www.greatfallstribune.com
Salton Sea crisis explored in Desert Sun event
The Desert Sun hosted a Salton Sea event at UC Riverside Palm Desert on Tuesday evening following the release of “California’s Dying Sea,” a four-part investigative series examining the crisis of the shrinking sea.
20
Jun
2017
www.desertsun.com
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