Tag: brown bear

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November 21, 2022

Wild Cam: Even in remote Glacier Bay, humans affect wildlife

It’s easy to figure that wildlife in busy national parks may be impacted by the heavy tourism there. But what about in parks that have much fewer visitors? The National...

November 30, 2018

Viral “inspirational” bear video points to drone trouble

A video of a brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub and its mother went viral earlier this month, with a message of perseverance as the bears climbed up a snowy slope....

August 9, 2018

Brown bears help feed small mammals with seeds in scat

In Alaska, small mammals such as mice and voles eat and disperse seeds that they get from bear scat, according to new research. Previous research on black bears (Ursus americanus)...

June 7, 2018

Park Service proposes changes to Alaska hunting regulations

The National Park Service has proposed a rule that would change hunting and trapping regulations for national preserves in Alaska. The rule would reverse NPS regulations approved in 2015 that...

May 3, 2018

Human resources can ‘trap’ brown bears

For brown bears (Ursus arctos), human-modified landscapes can be a trap. The areas seem to provide food or other resources, but in reality they may result in high mortality or...

January 26, 2017

Alaska challenges federal hunting rules in court

On Jan. 13, the State of Alaska filed a lawsuit to challenge new federal rules banning several methods of hunting on national wildlife refuges and national preserves located within the...