Conservation groups ask Obama administration to protect Yellowstone bison

File photo of a herd of bison grazing in Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National ParkBy Laura Zuckerman (Reuters) – Two conservation groups asked the Obama administration on Thursday to provide Endangered Species Act protections for about 4,900 bison at Yellowstone National Park, where managers intend to cull the herd by 900 this winter. Buffalo Field Campaign and Western Watersheds Project said in a petition to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that buffalo at the park that spans parts of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho made up part of the only free-roaming band in the country to retain its genetic integrity. …

November 14, 2014 12:15 am

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