Human-bear interaction happens, and all too often the bear pays the price. “Conservation officers in British Columbia have long taken the view that a habituated bear – one that has lost its fear of humans and is comfortable rummaging for food in urban areas – is effectively a dead bear walking.” But a recent partnership between officials and local First Nations in BC saved one bear from certain death and may serve as a “blueprint” for the future.

 

 

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