08 Jan '12, 3am

Turning our national parks into zoos - are wildlife management policies failing to truly recover endangered species?

Turning our national parks into zoos - are wildlife management policies failing to truly recover endangered species?

Earlier this week Yellowstone National Park released its ‘State of Conservation’ report in which it outlines its financial needs for improving or maintaining the park’s values as a World Heritage Site. Among its top priorities, the Park identifies the need to translocate grizzly bears into the park to maintain the population’s genetic diversity. Given that grizzlies in Yellowstone are so few and so isolated that they would require the addition of translocated bears, it is confusing that the Fish and Wildlife Service believes the Yellowstone population of grizzlies is recovered and should be removed from the endangered species list. I mean, if a population is recovered, shouldn’t it be able to sustain itself into the future without indefinite human intervention to keep it going? But in fact, the translocation of bears is part of Fish and Wildlife Service’s delisting plan fo...

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