Yellowstone’s grizzly bear population has bounced back since the mid-1970s, but environmentalists think the iconic predator still needs federal protection…
Dear EarthTalk: What is being done to safeguard grizzly bears now? I heard that their numbers are dwindling and they could vanish from the Lower 48 if we don’t protect them. —Jim Meth, Akron, OH Before European colonization of North America, upwards of 50,000 grizzly bears—also known as brown bears—roamed free across what is now […]
Biologists and environmentalists agree that the best way to deal with problem bears is to prevent human-bear encounters in the first place.