“Bear 71”

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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About bears in “Newsweek”

An article in Newsweek from last month presents some of the main threats for the conservation of the brown bear population in Poland. It also deals with the number of bears in Tatra and Bieszczady mountains, the connectivity between these segments, which can be blocked by the construction of the future express road S-19, […]

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IBA2012 – Nowe Delhi, Indie

The 21st International Conference on Bear Research and Management organized by the International Bear Association (IBA) took place on 26-30 November in New Delhi, India. Classical themes such as bear monitoring and population estimation, ecology, behavior and conservation or captive bears were well covered. A special session on trade in bear and bear parts […]

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