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american black bear conservation
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...

Unique Research Collaboration Uncovers Grizzly Bear 'Highway'
2014-07-21 03:15:35

American Museum of Natural History A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear "highway," identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who traveled hundreds of miles from surrounding areas to feed on autumn-spawning salmon in the Koeye...

2014-07-10 12:27:43

Controversial musician is the face of cruel and unsporting practices PORTLAND, Maine, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mainers for Fair Bear Hunting released a video highlighting the controversial background of Ted Nugent, the celebrity spokesman of opponents to fair chase bear hunting in Maine and poster child for the cruel and unsporting practices of bear baiting, hounding and trapping. Nugent recently spoke out against the ballot measure in a Bangor Daily News piece, and falsely stated that...

Satellite Imagery A Promising Tool To Monitor Arctic Polar Bears
2014-07-10 03:14:50

PLOS Polar bear population estimates based on satellite images are similar to aerial estimates, according to a study published July 9, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Seth Stapleton from United States Geological Survey and colleagues. The potentially severe impacts of climate change in the Arctic may threaten regional wildlife. Scientists trying to develop efficient and effective wildlife monitoring techniques to track Arctic populations face great challenges, including the...

Conservation Group Calls For Expanded Grizzly Bear Recovery Efforts
2014-06-19 06:23:12

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A conservation group is urging federal officials in the US to expand efforts to help grizzly bear recovery efforts, including returning the creature to western states such as Arizona and California, or face legal action for failing to comply with portions of the Endangered Species Act. The Center for Biological Diversity, a nonprofit organization based in Tucson, announced on Wednesday that it had filed documents identifying 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...

2014-06-10 12:24:00

NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION PROGRAM WILL ENHANCE AND IMPROVE AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America's national parks, has awarded Disneynature Impact Grants to 14 national parks thanks to the significant support generated during opening week of Disneynature's "Bears." These grants provide critical financial support needed to transform innovative, yet underfunded, ideas into successful in-park...

polar bear point of view
2014-06-09 08:41:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Geological Survey (USGS) has released a video showing a glimpse into the life of a polar bear. Collar cameras were attached to four female polar bears on the sea ice north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in April of this year. The brief footage provides insight into the daily lives of the polar bear. “We deployed two video cameras in 2013, but did not get any footage because the batteries weren’t able to handle the Arctic...

Polar Bear Genome Provides Clues To Rapid Evolution To High Fat Diet
2014-05-09 05:24:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Mutations in genes involved in cardiovascular function allowed polar bears to rapidly evolve the ability to consume a fatty, blubber-rich diet without developing high rates of heart disease, an international team of scientists reported this week in the journal Cell. Moreover, the study revealed that polar bears diverged from brown bears less than 500,000 years ago – much more recently than estimates based on previous genomic...

2014-04-14 12:30:48

DODOcase to launch line of custom designed iPad Air cases, iPad mini cases and iPhone 5/5S cases to support Disneynature's new big-screen adventure film "Bears" and the National Park Foundation. SAN FRANCISCO, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DODOcase, the creator of the original book-bound iPad case, announced today its collaboration with Disneynature for the upcoming film "Bears," a new True Life Adventure about a year in the life of a bear family in the Alaska Peninsula. Featuring...


Latest Bears Reference Libraries

Cave bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-06-22 16:42:25

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

Kodiak Bear, Ursus arctos middendorffi
2013-06-07 13:18:33

The Kodiak bear (Ursus arctos middendorffi), also known as the American brown bear, the Kodiak brown bear, or the Alaskan grizzly bear, is a subspecies of the brown bear. It can be found in southwestern Alaska, on the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. Most coastal bears that occur in Alaska are called Kodiak bears, but the true Kodiak bear only inhabits the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago. The Kodiak bear was first described as a distinct species by the taxonomist C.H. Merriam. Merriam...

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...

Cave Bear, Ursus spelaeus
2013-05-17 22:36:40

The cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) is an extinct species that was found in Europe during the Pleistocene. Its range was large and included areas from Great Britain to Spain, Italy, Poland, the Balkans, areas of Germany, Russia, the Caucuses, Romania, and northern areas of Iran. Large numbers of skeletons have been found in Switzerland, southern Germany, Austria, northern Spain, Hungary, Croatia, and Romania. Because so many fossils have been found throughout Europe, some experts assert that there...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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