Two-fold Increase Reported in Grizzly Bear Deaths in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
Jordan Schaul | National Geographic
Editor's note: The Yellowstone grizzly bear mortality rate this year certainly is worthy of attention.
A spike in the mortality rate for grizzly bears has been reported in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem earlier in the season than is typical according to my colleague Frank van Manen. Dr. van Manen is the Team Leader of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team and President of the International Association for Bear Research & Management.
Formed in 1973, to address specific concerns over the management of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team monitors the status and population trends of grizzly bears in the region.
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