Rebounding Grizzly Population Could Prompt Delisting

Numbers of Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bears have been increasing enough that some researchers are saying the population could be delisted from the federal Endangered Species Act. Researchers say that the population has gone up from nearly 700 in 2004 to approximately 1,000 as of last year. “From a numbers standpoint I think that’s a defensible number of bears to delist,” said researcher Cecily Costello, an ecologist at the University of Montana.

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