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Oh no! This is so sad!
Grizzly bear deaths near the Yellowstone region in Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho have risen to near record levels in 2010.
An estimated 75% of grizzle bears, which are protected animals, were killed or removed from the wild. Sources say that the deaths were blamed primarily on the grizzlies being pushed into inhabited areas where food is scarce, and where they become easily stalked by hunters.
In 2008, 79 Yellowstone grizzlies died or were removed, with only three of those deaths being natural.
"In general, if you were going to make a bet on whether a bear died because of people versus natural causes, it would be people," said Chuck Schwartz, a U.S. Geological Survey biologist who leads the multi-agency grizzly bear study team. "Eighty-five-plus percent of independent bears that die, die because of people," he added.
Hunting grizzly bears is still illegal, however at least 15 were killed this year by hunters.
This is terrible! We have to protect our wildlife!
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The country singer is attempting to raise money for the National Parks Conservation Assocation by donating $1 from the first 50,000 tickets sold of his Kenny Chesney: Summer in 3D concert film to help fund projects at the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Biscayne National Parks!
"Any time you can give back or help protect our nation's parks, that's a good thing. Growing up near the Smokey Mountains — or spending as much time in the U.S. Virgin Islands as I do — you realize what a resource it is for all of us. No matter who you are, what you do, that beauty is all of ours to enjoy — to go camping, hiking, to sail in — and that undeveloped land is a gift. But it's a gift to maintain. The idea people could buy tickets for my movie, and a dollar from each ticket will help maintain the parks, made me really happy. I know a lot of people are gonna see it, [and] they can also help the National Parks Conservation Association raise $50,000 to get us started on this partnership."
What a wonderful gesture!
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