Conservation group demands U.S. restore grizzly bears to native range

A grizzly bear walks in a meadow in Yellowstone National Park, WyomingBy Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) – A conservation group pushed U.S. wildlife managers on Wednesday to take steps to restore grizzly bears to western states such as California or be sued for failing to comply with provisions of the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity argued in a formal petition submitted to the U.S. Interior Department that grizzlies should be restored to their native range in such places as California's Sierra Nevada and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. There is so much more to do to see the bears restored to more of their range in the western United States," said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

June 18, 2014 6:25 pm

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