This year, Florida’s unique black bears have nothing to fear when fall hunting season rolls around.
Posts Tagged: Black Bear
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.
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?
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.
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