Wolf recovery in Wisconsin began in the late 1970s, and after almost forty years, is still ruled by aggressive hunting conservation policies of; kill-them-to-conserve-them. "Increasing human tolerance of large carnivores may be the best way to save these species from extinction," said co-researcher William Ripple...Also, more large protected areas are urgently needed for large carnivore … Continue reading Wisconsin’s wolf management policy is down-right-hostile
In a new research paper, titled "Consumption of intentional food subsidies by a hunted carnivore" authored by: Rebecca Kirby of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jonathan Pauli assistant professor with the University of Wisconsin’s Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, and David MacFarland Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources large carnivore specialist. The Journal of Wildlife Management … Continue reading Human food subsidies make up more than 40% of the diet of bears in northern Wisconsin.
Bear Trust International envisions a world where bears prosper in their natural habitat while co-existing with sustainable economies. Bear Trust Mission Bear Trust International works to conserve all 8 species of the world’s bears, other wildlife, and habitat. We believe that wild bears in their natural habitat are key indicators of ecosystem health. Their ability to … Continue reading Bear Trust International is a good source for learning about coexisting with bears