The Poloniny National Park (Slovakia, 406 km2) is located in the Eastern Carpathians and borders the Bieszczady region in Poland. The number of bears moving across this area has been estimated in 25 individuals, from which 15 have been confirmed by non-invasive genetic analysis. Stofik and Saniga have recorded a total […]Read more
News — Year: 2013
The mystery of brown bears in ABC Islands
Despite extensive genetic studies, the evolutionary relationship between polar bears and brown bears has been an ongoing debate. At the center of this controversy are brown bears from the Alaskan ABC Islands, in the Alexander Archipelago, which have mitochondrial DNA that looked just like polar bear DNA (mitochondrial […]Read more
Awarded with the World Press Photo 2013 in the category Interactive Documentary, “Bear 71” tells the story of a female grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies, since she was collared at the age of 3 till her demise. Created by Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes, the documentary is based on images captured on remote trail cameras in Banff […]Read more
The return of the bear to Bialowieza Forest?
Scientists from the Belarussian Academy of Science and the National Park “Belovezhskaya Pushcha”, together with the Frankfurt Zoological Society, want to reintroduce bears in the Bialowieza Forest. According to the survey on public opinion in Belarus, about 80 per cent of the inhabitants and workers of the national […]Read more
Do bears know they are being hunted?
Hunting of large carnivores is known to have demographic consequences; however, the effects on carnivore behavior are less known. A recent study in Sweden comparing the movement patterns of 78 bears before and during the annual bear hunting season shows a change in bear activity with the start of […]Read more