Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Bears in Ukraine aren’t hibernating because it’s too warm, have started suffering from ‘Insomnia’

Abnormally warm weather is affecting the hibernation activity of Ukraine’s brown bears, conservationists have said. In a Facebook post, Synevyr National Nature Park in southwest Ukraine said winter is a period when all bears should be dormant. However, in its rehabilitation center, just three are currently hibernating. This “bearish insomnia” is affecting 29 of the […]

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‘It’s ridiculous’: B.C. tour operator fined $35K for baiting black bears for customers to view

‘It’s ridiculous’: B.C. tour operator fined $35K for baiting black bears for customers to view

AB.C. tour company has been fined $35,000 for attracting black bears with food so that customers on jeep and jet ski tours had a better chance of seeing wild animals, according to the B.C. Conservation Service. Blue River Safari pleaded guilty this week in provincial court to attracting dangerous wildlife after a 2017 investigation by […]

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Demand for North American bear parts fuels black market activity in Canada: expert

Black market demand for bear parts like gallbladders and paws has led to poaching of these animals in Saskatchewan and Canada, according to one man who’s dedicated to cracking down on wildlife trafficking. “Imagine that you have somethingthat has gone extinct just about everywhere else in the world but there’s only one place that it’s […]

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