Photo: Yellowstone Grizzlies Lose "Endangered" Status; Critics Growling



The U.S. federal government has declared that grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park no longer need protection under the Endangered Species Act, citing the animals' comeback as a triumph of conservation.

But environmentalists see the move as premature and say it clears the way for more logging, drilling, and other activities in forests surrounding the park.

Photograph by Christopher Servheen/USFWS


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