Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
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Blog Archive for December 2010
December 15th, 2010
Many of you have asked about the documentary that we are making with Salish Kootenai College Media on Chuck Jonkel, and we appreciate everyone’s interest and support. We finished the rough cut this past summer, and now we are in the editing stages. The film is meant for broadcast on public television (among other venues),… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
December 13th, 2010
The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the body that governs Endangered Species Act protection for marine species, has proposed listing the ringed seal as threatened, due to loss of sea ice and snow cover associated with global climate change. This could re-open the question of Bush’s “Polar Bear Rule.” Polar bears were the first species… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
December 11th, 2010
We would have liked to see some attention to the negative effects of current tourism practices on polar bears, but overall, this is a decent piece of journalism on the Churchill polar bears. While the loss of sea ice due to climate change is the biggest threat facing polar bears, there are many other human-related… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
December 9th, 2010
Polar bears, ptarmigan, and arctic hares! Check out more great photos from our Arctic Ecology Field Course in Churchill, Manitoba: Churchill 2010. (slideshows may take up to 30 seconds to load.)
December 8th, 2010
The Great Bear Foundation is sponsoring the work of Tucker Seitz, a GBF volunteer and student of wildlife biology at the University of Montana, in his research on field techniques for collecting DNA samples. Having worked for the NCDE Grizzly Bear project, collecting bear hair samples from rub trees for DNA analysis, Tucker is now… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.