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  1. Post-release activity and habitat selection of rehabilitated black bears

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    | Contributor(s):: Patrick J. Myers, Julie K. Young

    Despite the long history of wildlife rehabilitation and the abundance of empirical knowledge of the behavior and resource selection of wildlife species, rarely does research bridge these disciplines. Such investigations could be of value to wildlife managers and rehabilitators by revealing the...

  2. A critical review o f animal-based welfare indicators for polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in zoos: Identification and evidence of validity

    | Contributor(s):: Skovlund, C. R., Kirchner, M. K., Moos, L. W., Alsted, N., Manteca, X., Tallo-Parra, O., Stelvig, M., Forkman, B.

  3. Evaluating physiological stress in Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms in Vietnam

    | Contributor(s):: Narayan, E., Willis, A., Thompson, R., Hunter-Ishikawa, M., Bendixsen, T.

  4. An Observational Study of the Behaviour of Captive Rehabilitant Sun Bears (Helarctos malayanus)

    | Contributor(s):: Forbes, Giverny, Crudge, Brian, Lewis, Kate, Officer, Kirsty, Descovich, Kris

  5. Hiker Narratives of Living among Bears on the Appalachian Trail

    | Contributor(s):: Marx, K.

  6. An analysis of human–black bear conflict in Utah

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    | Contributor(s):: Julie Ann Miller, Tom S. Smith, Janene Auger, Hal Black, Loreen Allphin

    Conflict between black bears (Ursus americanus) and humans has occurred in Utah, but the records are largely incomplete. To document these events, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources initiated a black bear sightings and encounters database in 2003, and we updated it. From 2003–2013,...

  7. Human-wildlife conflict-causes, consequences and mitigation measures with special reference to Kashmir

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    | Contributor(s):: Aadil Habib, Ishfaq Nazir, Mustahson F. Fazili, Bilal A. Bhat

    The rising levels of man-animal conflicts at various locations of Kashmir valley in India are due to close proximity between humans and wild carnivores particularly leopard and black bear. The data regarding human injuries and mortalities caused during conflicts from 2010 to 2012 was collected...

  8. Human development and climate affect hibernation in a large carnivore with implications for human–carnivore conflicts

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    | Contributor(s):: Heather E. Johnson, David L. Lewis, Tana L. Verzuh, Cody F. Wallace, Rebecca M. Much, Lyle K. Willmarth, Stewart W. Breck

    1. Expanding human development and climate change are dramatically altering habitat conditions for wildlife. While the initial response of wildlife to changing environmental conditions is typically a shift in behavior, little is known about the effects of these stressors on hibernation...

  9. Using detection dogs and RSPF models to assess habitat suitability for bears in Greater Yellowstone

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    | Contributor(s):: Jon P. Beckmann, Lisette P. Waits, Aimee Hurt, Alice Whitelaw, Scott Bergen

    In the northern U.S. Rockies, including the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), connectivity is a concern because large carnivores have difficulties dispersing successfully between protected areas. One area of high conservation value because of its importance for connecting the GYE to...

  10. The Welfare of Bears in Zoos: A Case Study of Poland

    | Contributor(s):: Maślak, Robert, Sergiel, Agnieszka, Bowles, David, Paśko, Łukasz

    The welfare of captive bears became a big issue of concern in Poland when a case of a bear being ill-treated became a high-profile case in the media. This case created a challenge to verify, study, and understand the main problems associated with bear keeping so that zoos could significantly...

  11. Attitudes Toward Bile Extraction From Living Bears: Survey of Citizens and Students in Beijing

    | Contributor(s):: Liu, Zhao, Jiang, Zhigang, Yang, Aifang, Xu, Bingbing, Fang, Hongxia, Xie, Zongping, Li, Ning, Li, Chunwang, Meng, Zhibin, Zeng, Yan

    Bear bile is a traditional Chinese medicine that has been used for millennia. Several arguments support and oppose the use of bear farming in terms of conservation and nonhuman animal welfare. This study involved designing a questionnaire and surveying a random sample of general citizens and...

  12. Milkmaid Bears and Savage Mates: The Cultural Exploitation of Real and Fictive White Bears from the Elizabethan Period to the Present

    | Contributor(s):: Woolf, Judith

    The paper considers the cultural exploitation of bears, especially white ones, from the late sixteenth century to the present, both in drama and literary fiction and in the bear pits, theatres, circuses, zoos, and natural habitats in which real biological bears have found themselves mythologized...

  13. Rural and urban students' perceptions of and attitudes toward brown bears in Turkey

    | Contributor(s):: Ambarli, H.

    Many studies have examined adults’ perceptions of and attitudes toward large carnivores to assess human–wildlife conflict and inform conservation strategies, but there have been few studies concerning children. I studied secondary school students’ perceptions of and attitudes...

  14. Foraging ecology of black bears in urban environments : guidance for human-bear conflict mitigation

    | Contributor(s):: D.L. Lewis, S. Baruch-Mordo, K.R. Wilson, S.W. Breck, J.S. Mao, J. Broderick

    Urban environments offer wildlife novel anthropogenic resources that vary spatiotemporally at fine scales. Property damage, economic losses, human injury, or other human-wildlife conflicts can occur when wildlife use these resources; however, few studies have examined urban wildlife resource...

  15. Distance-dependent effectiveness of diversionary bear bait sites

    | Contributor(s):: Stringham, Stephen F., Bryant, Ann

  16. Black bear exclusion fences to protect mobile apiaries

    | Contributor(s):: Otto, Tammy E., Roloff, Gary J.

  17. Brown bear and human recreational use of trails in Anchorage, Alaska

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    | Contributor(s):: Coltrane, Jessica A., Sinnott, Rick

    Anchorage, Alaska, has 301,000 human residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Anchorage also supports a viable population of brown bears (Ursus arctos). As a result, human–bear encounters are common. We used camera traps to monitor recreational trails near salmon...

  18. Characterizing nontarget species use at bait sites for white-tailed deer

    | Contributor(s):: Bowman, Brent, Belant, Jerrold L., Beyer, Dean E., Jr., Martel, Deborah

  19. American black bear-apiary conflicts in Michigan

    | Contributor(s):: McKinley, Beverly K., Belant, Jerrold L., Etter, Dwayne R.

  20. A device for refilling practice bear spray canisters

    | Contributor(s):: Gookin, John, Smith, Tom S., Williams, Alison