Archive for September, 2012

Juliet the bear with cubs, April 25, 2012

In a comment on my post about my trip to Kansas, dclioness noted that although humans can significantly interfere with the habitats of animal species, people can also coexist fairly well with animals given a little information.  She gave the example of a Minnesota organization, The Wildlife Research Institute, that both researches and tracks bears and also offers outreach programs to the communities where the bears live.  WRI is educating locals about how to satisfy bears’ need to snack in the spring in a way that avoids raids on trash cans and bird feeders.  As WRI explained in an April update about the habits of the bears they tracked: (more…)


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