Motivating People, Managing Bears: The 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop

  A bear is running at you at 30 mph, 44 feet per second, if it is 88 feet away, will be on you in 2 seconds flat. Bear spray takes roughly 2-5 seconds to deploy, and while it is roughly 92% effective. Firearms can be easier to use but are often slightly less effective …

Issue of the Week: Wolverine Inconsistent with Polar Bear

The US Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) recent decision to ignore agency biologists’ recommendations and withdraw the draft listing of wolverine as threatened  under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) is raising some concern among the scientific community. The draft listing in response to fears that climate change will cause massive reductions in snow cover, which …

World’s Largest Wildlife Trade Convention Rejects Polar Bear Trade Ban

    World’s Largest Wildlife Trade Convention Rejects Polar Bear Trade Ban For Immediate Release: March 7, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand –  A six month diplomatic initiative by the U.S. State Department and the Department of the Interior to list the polar bear as an endangered species under Appendix I of CITES failed today. The 178 nations …