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Surviving Without Food

With fall officially upon us the bruin world is starting to prepare for their long slumber ahead. At this time of year, bears are feeding up to 20 hours a day to stock up on their own fat reserves.

Salmon, Bears, Trees, and the Web of Life

While local waterways in and around Whistler are void of salmon runs due to natural fish barriers such as waterfalls and tight canyons, Pemberton and Squamish waterways team with salmon nearing the end of their life cycle in the fall.

Who’s to blame?

Getting bear smart is a shared responsibility. Officials can't do it alone. We need your help. People need to deter bears from their properties themselves.

The Making of a Conflict Bear

The prevention and termination of "conflict" bear behaviour relies on human understanding, cooperation and acceptance of bears.

Building a Bear Smart Movement

Inspired by the desire to prevent unnecessary bear deaths and make their communities safer, passionate people band together to create the community infrastructure to bring about positive change for both bears and people.

Can we coexist?

As people learn more about black bears, old fears are being replaced with understanding. Attitudes are improving. Fewer people are so fearful that they shoot bears for simply showing their faces.

The Hoax of the Hibernating Bear

During hibernation bears survive without eating by living off their fat reserves and by going into a state of dormancy; metabolism slows drastically, body temps drop by 3-7 degree Celsius, and heart's beat roughly 8-12 times per minute. It's quite remarkable, actually.