Louisiana Black Bear Population Deemed Stable

Black Bear Image Credit: Kent Miller, NPS

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey pronounces the population of Louisiana Black Bears stable and indicates the population should sustain as long as conditions remain the same. The study claims that there are between 450 and 600 bears in three different areas with plenty of corridors between them creating a metapopulation. State managers hope that this report will allow the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to remove the bears from the Threatened list of the Endangered Species Act.

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