From a new bird to a new community reserve: India’s tribe sets example

SINGCHUNG, India — “Follow the rustling in the bushes,” whispers Phurpa Tsering, tiptoeing aside. I hear a brief low-pitched call. A bird, larger than a sparrow but smaller than a pigeon, stirs in the branches before diving deeper into another bush in the ravine. Its partner trails behind, revealing a fleeting glimpse of the bird’s […]

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POLL: Should the Black Bear ‘Harvest’ Season In Wisconsin be banned?

The outlook is bright for the 2018 Wisconsin black bear season. Population models continue to suggest healthy bear numbers across the state’s primary bear range, with the most recent population estimate indicating there are 28,700 bears statewide. Bear densities across the majority of Wisconsin’s occupied bear range are in excess of 1 bear per square […]

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Bear-human conflict risks pinpointed amid resurgent bear population

Scientists have mapped out instances of human-black bear conflict in a part of the U.S. state of Nevada where bears are returning decades after they vanished. The results of their analyses, reported in the October issue of the journal Global Ecology and Conservation, could help wildlife managers identify specific sites where this type of conflict […]

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