Reconnecting grizzly bear groups

Reconnecting grizzly bear groups

When the Yellowstone to Yukon vision emerged in 1993 we all knew one of the biggest and most urgent tasks was to reconnect the isolated grizzly bear population in Yellowstone with its cousins to the north.  This was not simply necessary for grizzly bears, which would otherwise risk being lost locally, or extirpated*, from the region but for other wildlife…

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Why are grizzly bears called umbrella species?

Why are grizzly bears called umbrella species?

Grizzly bears are often used as an umbrella species. Their need for large wild spaces where they are secure from threats such as roads and development means that when grizzly bear populations are healthy, their habitat also protects about 80 per cent of other species that live in the same region.   More than 100,000 grizzly bears once…

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The benefits of wildlife corridors

The benefits of wildlife corridors

Human encroachment on wildlife habitat is causing many problems for migrating animals. One solution for joining disrupted routes is to create wildlife corridors. We learn about how to maintain and restore land connectivity.

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A bear new to Idaho’s Bitterroot

A bear new to Idaho’s Bitterroot

For years, Y2Y and partners, including Vital Ground, have been working to recover the local grizzly population and improve wildlife corridors in northwest Montana and northern Idaho.

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