Center for Biological Diversity

Media Advisory, April 11, 2017

Contacts:  Andrea Santarsiere, (303) 854-7748,
Bonnie Rice, (406) 582-8365 x1,
Roger Hayden, (307) 730-2000,
Jonathan Ratner, (877) 746-3628,

'Trophy,' 'Keep Grizzlies Protected' to Screen at National Museum of Wildlife Art

Films Highlight Need to Keep Federal Protections for Yellowstone Grizzlies

JACKSON, Wyo.— Two films discussing the potential premature ending of federal protections for grizzly bears in Greater Yellowstone will be screened April 19 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is considering removing Greater Yellowstone's grizzly bears from the endangered species list. If protections are removed — which officials say could happen as soon as this summer — the states of Wyoming, Idaho and Montana all plan to let trophy hunters kill grizzly bears.

“Trophy” shows how trophy hunting has damaged grizzly populations in British Columbia and could soon affect those around Yellowstone. The film features the Center for Biological Diversity's Senior Attorney Andrea Santarsiere, local conservationist Meredith Taylor, and other grizzly bear advocates in the United States and Canada. Santarsiere will be at the screening to talk about saving grizzly bears and to answer questions.  “Trophy” was produced and is sponsored by Lush Cosmetics.

“Keep Grizzlies Protected,” produced by Louisa Willcox — a long-time champion for grizzly bear protection — is a short film featuring prominent scientists speaking out against delisting. Several Jackson locals contributed to the film's production.

What:  Film screening of “Trophy” and “Keep Grizzlies Protected,” followed by a Q&A with representatives from the Center for Biological Diversity, Sierra Club, Wyoming Wildlife Advocates and Western Watersheds Project. These groups will also have tables set up in the lobby with more information on how to help.

When:  7 to 9 p.m., Wed., April 19 (doors open at 6:30.)

Where:  National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2820 Rungius Rd., Jackson, WY

Cost:  Free; R.S.V.P. to Andrea Santarsiere at

The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.2 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

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