First Nations, B.C. government move to ban black bear hunting in an effort to protect rare spirit bears
First Nations, B.C. government move to ban black bear hunting in an effort to protect rare spirit bearsThe B.C. government has banned the hunting of black bears in the territories of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais and Gitga'at First Nations in the Great Bear Rainforest, in...
William’s Bear Encounter
William's Bear EncounterIn May of 2020, I took my dogs for a walk down my road. When I was taking a break on top of a hill, I noticed my dog was growling at something behind me. When I turned to look there was a Grizzly bear coming out of the woods. It was about 30...
Conservation officer fired for refusing to kill bear cubs sues to get his job back
A former B.C. conservation officer who made international headlines in 2015 for refusing to kill two orphaned bear cubs is suing to get his job back and his lost pay returned.
Thirty bears put down in 2020
Thirty bears put down in 2020Thirty bears posing a risk of conflict with humans have been killed this year, conservation officer David Bakica said during a briefing Friday.
Conversations around Grizzlies in the West
Conversations around Grizzlies in the WestThere are incontrovertible truths regarding the relationship between tribal nations and the dominant Euro-American society that we must accept when discussing the history, culture, and humanity of those nations. Chief among...
Charlie Russell, Grizzly Whisperer
Charlie Russell, Grizzly WhispererCharlie Russell had a magical way with grizzly bears. In his presence, wild grizzlies seemed to shed their wariness of humans, some even napping beside him or leaving their offspring with him to tend.
Sad news from Alaska
The fight over Alaska's hunting rules runs deeper than using doughnuts to bait bearsNational Park Service rule change ends bans on controversial bear and wolf hunts
How to Sample Bear Scat Video
Yukon researcher looking for help collecting bear poop
Read the CBC Article from May 27 2020 covering the research done by Lucille Fressigne to get a more accurate and recent population count.
OURS project, instructions for sampling
Bear Scat Instructions for SamplingOURS project, instructions for sampling: 1. Download the iNaturalist app, create an account, and join our project: Operation Ursus Research using Scat. 2. Using the iNaturalist app, create an observation and take a picture of the...
Reliable Method confirmed by David Bittner, Bear Biologist
"Citizen science is a great way to both interact with an interested community and to be able to collect necessary samples providing important scientific data. Using non-invasive scat sampling in order to determine genetic fingerprints is a reliable method in order to...
New Grizzly bear Counts a Necessity
Since 2018, Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos; also known as Brown bears) in Western Canada are listed under the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA) as a species of Special Concern.