"Feds Weaken Protections For Bears"

"The federal government is sending a group of formerly endangered bears back into the wild with fewer protections.

The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Thursday it is removing Louisiana black bears from the Endangered Species List.

The Louisiana black bear, found primarily in the southeastern United States, was listed as a threatened species in 1992, but has since recovered and no longer warrants federal protection, the agency noted."

Tim Devaney reports for The Hill March 10, 2016.


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Source: The Hill, 03/11/2016