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Bear Studies

The excerpts from studies and articles below are part of a much greater picture. In general, bear numbers are on the increase, however in some areas they may not be. Bear population statistics and bear predation studies are much more accurate in recent years due to advances in study methods, particularly DNA from hair samples and the use of cameras on bears as well as trail cameras.

We welcome quotes from specific predator studies and links to those studies.

European Bears Similar Predation
Nov 16, 2022, 2:29 p.m.
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THE BEAR TRUTH a news article by Stan Walchuk Jr.
Oct 10, 2022, 1:19 p.m.
Canadian author/adventurer/educator Stan Walchuk Jr. is on a mission he calls ‘The Bear Truth’. He has just released ‘HORRIBILIS’, a gritty novel that entwines aging game warden Tom Beck
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Brown Bear Predation on Moose & Caribou Research
Oct 6, 2022, 4:24 p.m.
Bruce Dale is the Wildlife Science Coordinator with the state of Alaska, and he teamed up with another biologist out of Palmer, Alaska, Chris Brockman. Together they planned to break some new ground in brown bear research.
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They are hungry': Map tracks bears foraging in Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods
Apr 21, 2021, 1:16 p.m.
Bears are waking up from hibernation hungry and are making their way into urban neighbourhoods, including Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody
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Alberta government reviewing threatened status of grizzly bears
Apr 7, 2021, 4:30 p.m.
BOW VALLEY – The Alberta government plans to review the status of grizzly bears based on an increase in population of the threatened species.
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Hinton News Release
Jan 3, 2021, 4:29 p.m.
fRI Alberta Research Grizzly Bear Program has found a population increase in one large area of Alberta, and completed the first ever grizzly bear count in another.
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Wildlife Society Bulletin
Mar 1, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Determining kill rates of ungulate calves by brown bears using neck mounted cameras: camera collars on Brown Bears
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CBC News - DNA samples put population south of Highway 3 at a minimum of 122 grizzlies:
Aug 12, 2013, 4:27 p.m.
The province's grizzly bear monitoring project has shown there are more bears in southwestern Alberta than previously thought.
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