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Blog Archive for October 2014

Apples, and Pears, and Bears – Oh My

October 8th, 2014

By Chris Olsen, Bears & Apples Coordinator It is almost mid-October in the Missoula Valley, and that means the mornings are getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and Bears and Apples season is coming to a close. The Bears and Apples program at the Great Bear Foundation began in 2001 with the goal of… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.

GBF Launches Bear Monitoring Research in Alaska

July 1st, 2014

Southeast Alaska’s Chilkoot River Corridor is a popular destination for sport-fishing and bear-viewing. Brown bears forage for Pacific salmon, alongside anglers who do the same with rod and reel. Tourists, locals, and photographers flock to the area to photograph the wildlife and stunning scenery. With five species of salmon, a brown bear population, and a… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.

No Picnic for Florida Black Bears

June 18th, 2014

By Monica Perez-Watkins There have been quite a few news stories coming out of Florida regarding increased incidences of human-black bear conflicts. Thanks to Dr. Jonkel’s brother who resides in the state, we recently learned of yet another: two Florida black bears, a mother and her cub, were stalked and shot by an 82-year old… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.

Bears Are Waking Up

April 15th, 2014

By Monica Perez-Watkins It’s that time of year again–bears are beginning to leave their dens and emerge from hibernation after the long winter we’ve had here in Montana. A few males are already out, we’ve even heard reports of fresh bear tracks, but most females, especially those with new or yearling cubs, are still in… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.

Honor the Polar Bear

February 27th, 2014

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day, and it’s a good time to honor the polar bear, take some time to learn about the animal and its habitat, and to take concrete steps to conserve the polar bear and its natural habitat. Polar bears have faced numerous threats over the years, including overharvest by humans,… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.

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