For the third time the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) recently denied petitions for the listing of the Yellowstone National Park bison as a threatened or endangered species.
Environmentalists requested the listing, in part because the Yellowstone population is confined to the park and is not allowed to occupy its traditional habitat in neighboring public lands. The fear is that the bison would spread the brucellosis disease to livestock.
This is not the first time FWS has denied such petitions.
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