Grizzly bears are majestic symbols of the wild. Bears live in and use a variety of habitat types, playing important roles in each one. This makes them an “umbrella species,” meaning that when we protect them and their habitat we also protect many species. Grizzly bears can also help ecosystems by distributing seeds and nutrients through their scat, and occasionally regulating ungulate populations.
The average adult grizzly bear weighs between 300 and 600 pounds. Despite its fearsome reputation, this icon of the North American wilderness is vulnerable in the face of an increasingly fragmented landscape. - Wildlife Conservation Society
Yellowstone Grizzly Bear to Lose Endangered Species Protection
NORTH AMERICAN GRIZZLY BEAR - Status: Threatened in the US; Special Concern in Canada; Extinct in Mexico; Threat: Human development and human conflict; Species info: After Yellowstone grizzlies were delisted in 2007, a lawsuit was brought against the federal government to have the bear re-listed; Natural habitat: Alaska, Western Canada, and Northwestern US
HELP PROTECT CANADA'S GRIZZLY BEARS! URGE They Be LISTED On The Species at Risk Act, (SARA). A study finds many grizzly bear populations in Canada are on the verge of extinction and have no legal protection. Low reproductive rates; increased oil gas development, habitat destruction, death from unsustainable sport hunting, control kills, and poaching have made Canadian grizzly bear the most vunerable large mammal on the continent. PLZ S/S!