The human-animal conflict returns to the United States after the grizzly bear

The human-animal conflict returns to the United States after the grizzly bear

Grizzly Bear returns with a vengeance. In the United States, the species has now spread to areas where bears have not been seen for more than a century in the states of Montana, Idaho and Wyoming. It also increases the number of conflicts with people who have taken refuge in the wilderness during corona epidemics.

Human-animal conflict returns to US after grizzly bear | Photo: Pixabe

Two years ago we wrote that a Montana court had decided to grant Chris Lice a protected status. This put an end to recreational hunting programs for bears. Now it seems they are expanding their habitat again.

#GNvdD: Yellowstone Grizzly Bears are protected again

Young hunter Kyler Alm comes face to face with a rough bear in the woods:

“I know the bear is coming towards me.”

Luckily for him, he managed to scare the bear away. Video footage shows the bear a few days later in a nearby orchard near the town of Missoula, where Grizzly bears are not accustomed to meeting.

Glacier National Park Superintendent Jeff Move said the migration was caused by Govt-19. In the spring, the (possibly) habitat of the grizzly bear is largely extinct. This led to numerous attacks, or in the view of the bears, security during high summer tourist migrations. These should be avoided, says biologist Chris Sarveen:

“As long as you focus on the grizzly bear territory, carry the bear spray, make noise, not alone, you will be safe.”

This repellent has been proven to be more effective than weapons and should not injure animals.

Combining the current population of Yellowstone and Glacier National Park could push the grizzly bears out of their dangerous state. On the border of Montana and Idaho, in the Bitterroot Mountains, an area could be created for them. Biologist James Jongle is determined to prepare the people here for the arrival of the grizzly bear – with organizations Wildlife conservationists In People and carnivores. He says the following are essential:

“It’s best to have a clean landscape where there is no allure that can pass through areas inhabited by bear people without picking up bad habits.”

Ultimately, the success of this project depends entirely on the response of the inhabitants of the grizzly bear’s extensive habitats. As long as they do not hunt bears and are not attracted to debris, peaceful coexistence is possible.

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