With the recent dedication of additional management funds from Secretary Of the Interior David Bernhardt, two more people will be on the ground helping to manage grizzly bear and human relations. At first blush, this sounds like fantastic news; people in Montana who live among the bears have been asking for years for more resourcesContinue reading “More Boots on the Ground: Good News for Grizzlies?”
Grizzlies in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem currently stand about a one in ten chance of perishing from natural causes. In other words, approximately nine out of ten grizzlies in and around the nation’s first national park die as a result of humans.
“Grizzly bears are not trying to eat children, and they’re not trying to look in children’s windows. They are not seeking people, particularly children, to eat,” said Chris Servheen.
There is very little news reporting that goes further to show the complex, and increasingly dire, situation that grizzlies are in. With more critical coverage, we can show people that the story of grizzlies isn’t just black and white.