Posts Tagged: Black Bear

Grizzly Bear Yellowstone, ©Sandy Sisti

The Grizzly at my Door »

Last week, we shared an interview with Patti Sowka of the Living with Wildlife Foundation and the IUCN Bear Specialist Group Human Bear Conflict Expert Team, in which she gave us an inside look at what it takes for a product to be officially “bear-resistant.” Today, we have the story of the encounter that drove Patti to pursue a career in making it possible for bears and people to share the same landscape.

Grizzly bear, © Bill Keeting

Too Tough for Bears »

Bear-resistant trash cans and other tools can make the difference between a bear being captured or killed, and a bear passing by on its way to more safely-obtained natural food. But what exactly makes a container bear-resistant?

Pronghorn antelope, ©USFWS

Defenders Celebrates National Wildlife Refuge Week »

Here at Defenders, we love our wildlife and public lands, especially the National Wildlife Refuge System, the only federal lands system dedicated specifically to protecting wildlife and its habitat. Our staff work all over the country to advocate for some of our amazing refuges and the vital role they play in our conservation work.

Gunnison sage-grouse, © Noppadol Paothong

Wildlife Weekly Wrap-Up »

The Future of Sage-Grouse is Still Uncertain; The Unlikely Connection between Fruit and Bears; It’s Sea Otter Awareness Week; 18th Florida Panther Death this Year; Calling All Seattleites! Please Join Us on October 7

Florida panther, ©Connie Bransilver/USFWS

Wildlife Network Looks Great from 1,000 Feet »

This spring, Defenders and the University of Florida finished mapping a network of wildlife habitats and corridors across Northwest Florida. We used geographic information system (GIS) models to map priority unprotected habitats and to identify areas that will be developed in the years to come.