Program in Canada has veterans track grizzlies

A new project teams British veterans with wildlife experts to track grizzlies in Canada’s Selkirk Mountains. Credit: C. MacDonald

them into the mountains to track grizzlies with wildlife experts. The program is funded in part by the Invictus Games Foundation, an organization launched by the UK’s Prince Harry for wounded veterans to compete in sports, and in part by former war correspondent Julius Strauss. Strauss and his Estonian partner built Wild Bear Lodge in British Columbia and were part of a campaign to ban grizzly (Urus arctos) hunting there. He hopes it can become a pilot program for future excursions.

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