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2011-03-16 08:56:00

MOSCOW, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today new "Rules of the Hunt" legislation was enacted in Russia, which will effectively end the cruel hunting practice of rousting bears from their dens during winter hibernation and then shooting the bears. Often, this hunting practice left tiny bear cubs orphaned, and the cubs would quickly die of starvation or freeze to death. Since 1995, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW - www.ifaw.org), has campaigned to end the winter den...

2009-10-19 08:00:00

GUANGZHOU, China, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following several weeks of careful preparations, the five moon bears who have been living at the International Fund for Animal Welfare's (IFAW - www.ifaw.org) Panyu Bear Sanctuary (PBS) for the past 13 years set off on a long journey today to their new home at the Moon Bear Rescue Centre (MBRC) in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Moon bears are also known as Asiatic black bears, and are an endangered species. The MBRC was established by...

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2008-07-16 12:00:00

Within a year of the successful rehabilitation of two hand-reared Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus), the Centre for Bear Rehabilitation and Conservation (CBRC) has released another batch of five in Pakke Tiger Reserve in the northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. The bears, hand-reared at the CBRC, were undergoing acclimatization in the wild at Upper Dikarai since September last year. Following the soft-release protocol known as "assisted release," the bears were taken for...


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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...

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2005-06-14 10:29:18

The American Black Bear (Ursus americanus), also known as the black bear or cinnamon bear, is the most common bear in North America. The black bear can be found throughout much of North America, from northern Canada and Alaska south into Mexico and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. This includes 39 of the 50 U.S. states and all Canadian provinces. Populations in east-central and the southern United States remain in the protected mountains and woodlands of parks and preserves. While there...

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