This awesome judge restored endangered species protections for grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park.
Add your name if you want to send him a powerful message of gratitude, for all the wonderful work he has done!
"A federal judge has restored Endangered Species Act protections for grizzly bears living around Yellowstone National Park.
"In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen said the federal government didn't use the best available science when it removed the bears from the threatened-species list last year.
"The ruling puts a stop to proposed grizzly hunts in Wyoming and Idaho," according to NPR.
"When you commit to recovering a species in the Lower 48 you should do that," said Matthew Bishop, an environmental attorney representing WildEarth Guardians.
I agree 100%, and so did Judge Christensen.
"The Service cannot abuse its power to delist an already-protected species by balkanization," he said.
"According to Wyoming Fish & Game, roughly 700 grizzly bears are thought to exist in the core of the 20 million-plus protected acres of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, which includes Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks," reported the Jackson Hole Traveler.
"Prior to the ruling, wildlife agencies in Wyoming and Idaho planned to let hunters kill up to 23 grizzlies during its first hunting season for the bears in three decades," reported NPR.
But thanks to Judge Christensen, those bears still have a chance to live free and happy, in one of the most wild places in the United States.
Isn't this judge a true life hero?
Don't you want to send him a HUGE message of thanks, letting him know how much we appreciate all the work he's doing?
Then add your name to be included when we send this petition to U.S. District Court Judge Dana Christensen, along with our deepest gratitude for the work he has done to protect endangered grizzlies and other precious animals!