Bears

Instead of blaming the bear, prevent the conflict
Instead of blaming the bear, prevent the conflict
To protect humans and animals, control trash, bird feeders and other bear banquets.
Don’t let states manage grizzly bears to extinction
Don’t let states manage grizzly bears to extinction
Wyoming and Idaho proposed limited hunts after federal protections were removed.
From bears to condors, the West’s wildlife is finding ways to survive
From bears to condors, the West’s wildlife is finding ways to survive
Five ways science is finding unexpected resilience in animals.
Wildlife Services and its eternal war on predators
Wildlife Services and its eternal war on predators
The federal agency has been researching nonlethal means to protect livestock for decades. So why is it still killing so many carnivores?
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
Alaska’s wolves and bears get new protections
New regulations help wildlife on federal lands. But they’re still no match for state predator control.
Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana
Sheep wars rage on in southwest Montana
Was this the final grazing season in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest?
How movies have changed our expectations of the wild
How movies have changed our expectations of the wild
Decades of Disney have prepared us for a tamed, cleaned-up version of nature.
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
How a warming Arctic affects Yellowstone grizzlies
For some bears, weird spring weather was a wake-up call. For humans, not so much.
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
As climate change sends bears searching for calories, new research suggests there's no substitute for seals.
The Earth has half as many animals as it did in 1970
The Earth has half as many animals as it did in 1970
In the Western U.S., megafauna is on the rise — but amphibians are in trouble.
Sweeping new rule for Alaska’s predator control
Sweeping new rule for Alaska’s predator control
Federal versus state wildlife politics get even hotter.
Former governor Tony Knowles on Alaska's predator policies
Grizzlies gain ground
Grizzlies gain ground
Recovery efforts flourish, but challenges still loom.
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
What diabetic grizzlies can tell us about human obesity
Infographic: Hey, Wildlife Services — what did you kill?
A bear named Irene
A bear named Irene
Grizzlies make a tenuous comeback in Montana’s Cabinet-Yaak Ecosystem.
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
Are Yellowstone grizzlies ready for delisting?
A recent study of the bears’ diets has spurred a move toward ending endangered protections.
"Bear with me," he said, and meant it
"Bear with me," he said, and meant it
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
Grizzly war
Wildlife biologists, environmentalists and Western politicians are engaged in a fierce debate over whether two decades of protection have so restored Yellowstone's grizzly population that the animal ought to be removed from the endangered species list.
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