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2014-08-06 11:52:15

Jeff Sossamon and Melody Kroll, University of Missouri Comprehensive study indicates genetic ‘bottlenecks’ and decreased genetic diversity could show need for increased conservation efforts. Between 1880 and 1920, the Central Interior Highlands (CIH), consisting of Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas, saw the height of deforestation that also decreased the habitat for black bears and other forest species. To combat the decline of black bears and repopulate the mountainous region, more...

2014-06-12 12:29:53

Dumping Bait in the Woods Habituates Bears to Humans and Grows Their Population PORTLAND, Maine, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting is calling on the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to put an end to bear baiting - an unsporting practice where piles of rotting meat, pizza and stale pastries lure bears in for an easy trophy kill - to prevent future human and bear conflicts. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140612/117490 Daryl Dejoy, director of...

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2014-03-03 10:56:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People living or vacationing in rural parts of the northern US and Canada know not to leave food waste lying around at night or else they may receive an unwanted visitor in the form of a scavenging black bear. A new study on black bears living in Yosemite National Park, which was published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, has found that the diets of these scavengers have changed over the past two decades as bear-related...

2013-07-26 23:18:47

A dramatic story involving an Internet famous clan of Minnesota black bears and the research surrounding them moves into the courtroom Monday, July 29th in an epic battle between state officials and Wildlife Research Institute biologists. Ely, Minn. (PRWEB) July 26, 2013 It's a story that thousands of people around the world are following. Since Lily the black bear gave birth to Hope in a remote wilderness den via live webcam in 2010, scientists and many of us are seeing intimate...

Black Bears Return To Missouri
2013-07-20 04:57:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By the 1920s, unregulated hunting and habitat loss had wiped out the majority of black bears, Ursus americanus, in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. The only bears known to live in Missouri for nearly a century were on the state flag, or in captivity. A reintroduction program, conducted during the 50s and 60s in Arkansas, has created a resurgence of bears. Now hundreds amble through the forests of southern Missouri, according to a...

Nevada's Black Bear Population On The Rebound
2013-03-30 06:20:16

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of Nevada's most interesting inhabitants, the black bear, is the focus of a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the University of Nevada, and the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW). The three agencies pieced together the last 150 years of history for the bear. The study looked at everything from recent scientific studies to historic newspaper articles. These sources indicate that the black bears were once...

DNA Study Reveals Secrets Of Gentically Similar Polar And Brown Bears
2013-03-15 10:22:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report in PLoS Genetics attempts to clarify conflicting studies on a population of Alaskan brown bears that are genetically similar to polar bears, yet look and act like typical brown bears. "This population of brown bears stood out as being really weird genetically, and there's been a long controversy about their relationship to polar bears," said co-author Beth Shapiro, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the...


Latest American Black Bear Reference Libraries

Grizzly Bear, Ursus arctos horribilis
2013-06-03 13:23:12

The grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis), also known as the grizzly, the North American brown bear, or the silvertip bear, is one of many subspecies of the brown bear. It is typically found in upland areas of western North America. Its range once extended from Canada to Mexico and even into the western shores of the Hudson Bay in the east. Its range has been reduced to many areas of Canada, Alaska, and northwestern areas of the United States including Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, and...

Asian Black Bear, Ursus thibetanus
2013-06-03 13:08:46

The Asian black bear (Ursus thibetanus), also known as the white-chested bear or the moon bear, is a species that holds a large range. This range includes northern areas of the Indian Subcontinent, most areas of the Himalayas, far eastern Russia, northeastern areas of China, Korea, and the Honshū and Shikoku islands near Japan. As is common to black bear species, the Asiatic black bear prefers a habitat within deciduous forests, mixed forests, deserts, and thornbrush forests. It can...

Brown Bear, Ursus arctos
2013-05-17 22:30:23

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) can be found in North America and northern areas of Eurasia. There are sixteen recognized subspecies of the brown bear. This is the most widely distributed species of bear in the world, although its range is shrinking. Its range includes the Alaska and a few other areas of the United States, areas of Russia, and Romania and other areas of the Carpathian region, as well as Canada, Sweden, Finland, and the Balkans. The brown bear derives its common name from the...

Florida Black Bear, Ursus americanus floridanus
2013-05-17 11:12:26

The Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) is a subspecies of the American black bear. It once held a range that included Florida and southern areas of Georgia and Alabama. Today it occurs in these areas and in southern Mississippi, but its range is now fragmented. This species prefers a habitat within forested areas like sand-pine scrub, wetlands, oak scrub, and upland hardwood forests. This is the only species of bear to prefer a subtropical habitat. The Florida black bear...

Cinnamon Bear, Ursus americanus cinnamomum
2013-05-17 11:09:59

The cinnamon bear (Ursus americanus cinnamomum) is a subspecies of the American black bear known as a color phase. It can be found in New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and western areas of Canada. This species derives it common name from the reddish fur that occurs throughout its body. It can reach an average weight between 203 and 595 pounds. This species can vary in color from reddish brown to red with cream coloring, and some individuals are even brown. Cubs are...

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