A bit about polar bears and how to be safe in polar bear country.
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No vehicle to get to the compactor site? Find out how to get rid of your garbage.
Download brochures and flyers for home, play or your business. These are specifically designed for Whistler residents, businesses and visitors.
An unbeatable combination of incredible photography and thought-provoking writing makes A Whistler Bear Story a rare and magical journey into a world few people know.
A delightful picture book for kids 9-12 who live in bear country.
Follow young Josh on his quest to write a story about black bears for his school newspaper. Sometimes funny, always informative, this program provides young viewers with what they need to know to live safely with black bears.
Living in Bear Country provides practical advice on minimizing problems with bears in the places that people live. It shows how a few simple adjustments to your daily routine can reduce the risk of property damage and human injury from bears.
This 27-minute program contains important information on how people can reduce their chance of encountering a polar bear and how to best respond if they do meet a bear.
In a hurry for the latest on coexisting with bears? Why not subscribe to The BearSmart Leader, our monthly e-newsletter. The BearSmart Leader provides the latest news, research and information on the Get Bear Smart Society and the larger world of human-bear coexistence.
Enhancing natural habitat in areas surrounding the development may be a good way to keep bears out of busy residential areas. At the same time, bear-attractive landscaping should be removed from high conflict zones in human-use areas.
Conditioning is a simple learning technique we use to train our pets by giving them positive feedback or a food reward if we want them to repeat a behaviour. Bears, too, need to be trained, usually through a crucial experience that initiates the chain of behavioral change. First, bears need an opportunity to learn where to get nutrient rich food from people. Then, its just a matter of time before the bear repeats the behaviour that produces the (food) reward.
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Jun 16, 2009 — Web Page: Behaviour
Understanding bear behaviour is an essential part of creating safe environments for both bears and people.
Bears are highly evolved social animals with intelligence comparable to that of the great apes.
This website concentrates on the two species you are most likely to encounter: the black bear and the grizzly (or brown) bear.
Despite our best efforts to bear-proof our homes, businesses, communities and campsites, sometimes they show up anyways. When they do, there are several ways to warn you of their presence, keep them from receiving unwanted food rewards or actively teach them where they're not wanted
Can we co-exist with black bears? The residents of Hemlock Farms, Pennsylvania suggest we can.
Staying Safe in Bear Country, Working in Bear Country and Living in Bear Country provide important information to help reduce human injuries and property damage from grizzly and black bears throughout North America while also reducing unnecessary bear deaths.
Bear~ology is a treasure-trove of folklore and amazing trivia, in which the reader can discover the history and nature of all bears, including black bears, grizzlies and polar bears.