Florida wildlife agency has yet to address black bears' threatened species status

A black bear seen watching traffic pass at Vanderbilt Beach Road and Livingston Road.

A black bear seen watching traffic pass at Vanderbilt Beach Road and Livingston Road.

A black bear spotted June 13, 2012, in a residential area off Logan Boulevard in North Naples. Submitted

A black bear spotted June 13, 2012, in a residential area off Logan Boulevard in North Naples. Submitted

— Four hours into the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting Wednesday morning, the seven members have yet to address the second item for action on the agenda - the removal of black bears from the state's threatened species list.

The group has just dismissed for lunch and will reconvene at 1:25 p.m., however at the time of the break, it has not moved beyond the first item of the day regarding the Dry Tortugas National Park.

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