14 Nov '17, 1am

Grizzlies 'Saved His Life' and Now This Vietnam Veteran Fights To Save Them

After naturalist and author Doug Peacock served two tours as a Green Beret medic in Vietnam, he went into the American wilderness to confront his demons. There, he closely observed grizzlies across the west—an experience he says “saved his life.” Over the past five decades, Peacock has strived to pay back grizzlies by advocating for protections and documenting their struggles to survive. Last year, he launched the “Save the Yellowstone Grizzly” campaign after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans to strip Endangered Species Act protections from grizzlies in the Yellowstone region—a decision it made official in June. Together with a coalition of scientists, authors and celebrities, including Jane Goodall and Michael Keaton, the group is petitioning the agency to reinstate federal protections for the bears. In August, Earthjustice backed up that petition by fili...

Full article: https://earthjustice.org/blog/2017-november/grizzlies-sav...

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