A device for refilling practice bear spray canisters
Contributor(s):: Gookin, John, Smith, Tom S., Williams, Alison
A god forsaken: the sacred bear in Andean iconography and cosmology
Contributor(s):: Paisley, Susanna
A Quantitative Analysis of Kalandars and Captive Bears in Pakistan
Contributor(s):: Thomas P. Rooney, Kendra C. Millam
In 2013, the Bioresource Research Centre (Islamabad, Pakistan) conducted a comprehensive census of the remaining dancing and bear-baiting bears in Pakistan. This involved locating and counting the actual involved bears and bear keepers (kalandars), collecting detailed socio-economic data from the...
Activity and enrichment use in disabled Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) rescued from bile farms
Contributor(s):: Dallaire, J. A., Field, N., Mason, G. J.
Aggressive body language of bears and wildlife viewing: a response to Geist (2011)
Contributor(s):: Stringham, S. F.
Alternative Methods of Controlling Wildlife Populations
Contributor(s):: Lindsay Aspin, Chantel McDowell, Rebecca Rocha, Julie M. Fagan
Every year New Jersey sets aside several days for a state-sponsored black bear hunt. We feel that this hunt is unnecessary, and that proper human behaviors will change black bear behavior, and ultimately decrease human-bear interactions. This way, humans are at peace, and bears are at peace, and...
American black bear-apiary conflicts in Michigan
Contributor(s):: McKinley, Beverly K., Belant, Jerrold L., Etter, Dwayne R.
An analysis of human–black bear conflict in Utah
| 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,...
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
Assessing bear-human conflicts in the Yukon Territory
| Contributor(s):: Raechel Dawn Lukie
Managing conflicts between bears and humans is vital for human safety and for the conservation of bears. This study investigated black bear (Ursus americanus) and grizzly bear (Ursus arctos) interactions with humans in 18 major communities of the Yukon Territory. I used an information theoretic...
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...
AVMA hosts a whale of a welfare forum
| Contributor(s):: Monti, D. J., Wollrab, T. I.
Bears and humans in Chauvet Cave (Vallon-Pont-d'Arc, Ardèche, France) :insights from stable isotopes and radiocarbon dating of bone collagen
| Contributor(s):: Bocherens, Hervé
Bears in Pakistan: Distribution, Population Biology and Human Conflicts
| Contributor(s):: Fakhar I. Abbas, Zahid Igbal Bhatti, Jibran Haider, Afsar Mian
We conducted questionnaire based interviews (n = 1873) of respondents coming from 258 localities about bear tracts in northern parts of Pakistan in 2012-2014 to study Himalyan brown (U. arctos isalbellinus) and Himalayan black (U. t. laniger) bears. Brown bears were more frequent in northern...
Beasts in the jungle (or wherever)
| Contributor(s):: Ritvo, Harriet
Behavior of Scandinavian brown bears when encountered by dogs and humans
| Contributor(s):: Stine Emilie Noding Hansen
The Scandinavian brown bear population was persecuted in the last half of the 1800s and almost went extinct. They got protected in Sweden in 1927 and in Norway in 1973, and have since reached a level that can be hunted. The bears choose areas with as little human activity as possible, but...
Behaviour of brown bears (Ursus arctos) when repeatedly approached by humans on foot
| Contributor(s):: Nina Emilie Stenset
Knowledge about encounters between humans and wildlife is important for conservation, management and policymaking, as well as for reducing conflict and negative interactions. There is general concern that an increased number of encounters might reduce wildlife flight responses. I investigated the...
Behavioural assessment of dental pain in captive Malayan sun bears ( Helarctos malayanus)
| Contributor(s):: Fleming, M., Burn, C. C.
Captive bears are prone to developing dental pathology for reasons including longevity in captivity, inappropriate diet, trauma, and stereotypical bar biting. If not detected, this can cause pain and suffering, with negative welfare consequences. As animals cannot verbally express feelings,...
Behavioural decisions for managing social distance and aggression in captive polar bears ( Ursus maritimus )
| Contributor(s):: Renner, M. J., Kelly, A. L.
The polar bear (Ursus maritimus) in most zoos attracts high levels of public attention and can play an important role in conservation education. Polar bears in the wild are typically solitary; bears in captivity often house socially. This study reported behavioural evidence on how bears manage...
Beyond the "Bear" Necessities: A Mixed Methods Analysis of the Conflicts Arising in Human-Black Bear Encounters
| Contributor(s):: Kathryn Mazaika
Human–black bear conflicts have been increasing over the last 25 years in the western United States. Conflicts arising in human–bear encounters involve both those between people and bears, and between people about bears and how to address them. Research focusing on the interactions...