Grizzly bears continue to be in the crosshairs of those eager to remove them from the Endangered Species Act. Such action is premature and shortsighted. Grizzlies face continuing threats from climate change, dwindling key food resources, illegal poaching, lack of connectivity among populations, and the negative impacts from roads and railroad tracks fragmenting their habitat.
Without connected and secure habitat, grizzly bear recovery will fail. The science supporting these facts is clear and on display in this video featuring highlights from five leading experts who presented their findings during a November 2019 conference at the University of Montana.
WildEarth Guardians co-sponsored production of this video with the Flathead-Lolo-Bitterroot Citizen Task Force, Wilderness Watch, Save the Yellowstone Grizzly and the University of Montana Environmental Studies Program. A compendium of each scientist’s findings is available here. The full recording of the Task Force’s November conference is also available here.