Bears http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/34419/all en Switzerland's only bear killed amid threat fears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/switzerlands-only-bear-killed-amid-threat-fears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Switzerland's only recorded wild bear has been culled after fears that it could pose a threat to humans, the authorities announced on Wednesday.</p> <p>The male bear, known as "M13", was shot dead by wildlife rangers on Tuesday, said Adrian Aeschlimann, spokesman for the Federal Office for the Environment.</p> <p>"The cull was carried out according to the management plan for bears in Switzerland," he told AFP.</p> <p>M13 lived in the mountainous Graubuenden region of eastern Switzerland, on the border with Italy, spending spring seasons in the Val Poschiavo.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130220/switzerlands-only-bear-killed-amid-threat-fears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Business Fauna of Europe Zoology AFP Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:46:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761234 at http://www.globalpost.com Rare sun bears found abandoned in Cambodia factory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rare-sun-bears-found-abandoned-cambodia-factory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two rare Malayan sun bears have been rescued in Cambodia after being discovered in an abandoned garment factory, a zoo official said Friday.</p> <p>The male and female bears were rescued by officials from the Phnom Tamao Zoo and the Wildlife Alliance, who found them in the factory in southern Kandal province last week, according to zoo director Nhek Rattanak Pich.</p> <p>"The bears were left with no food and no one to care for them after the factory owner fled the country," the Wildlife Alliance said on its website.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/rare-sun-bears-found-abandoned-cambodia-factory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Fauna of Asia Southeast Asia Technology AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 12:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763224 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. appeals court upholds protection for polar bear http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-appeals-court-upholds-protection-polar-bear <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday upheld Endangered Species Act protections for the polar bear.</p> <p>The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit means the bear will remain listed as threatened, the lower of two levels of federal protection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130301/us-appeals-court-upholds-protection-polar-bear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Biology Politics Zoology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:30:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5771105 at http://www.globalpost.com International ban on polar bear trade rejected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/international-ban-polar-bear-trade-rejected <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A major wildlife meeting of world governments on Thursday shunned calls to ban international trade in polar bears, despite growing fears for the world's largest carnivorous land animal.</p> <p>A US proposal to add the polar bear to Annex I of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) was rejected by 42 votes to 38, with 46 abstentions among the nations present for the poll in Bangkok.</p> <p>Polar bears are currently listed on Annex II of CITES, which imposes strict controls over their international trade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/international-ban-polar-bear-trade-rejected" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Biology Social Issues Zoology AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 08:18:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775809 at http://www.globalpost.com International ban on polar bear trade rejected http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/international-ban-polar-bear-trade-rejected-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.</p> <p>The proposal had divided conservationists, who agree that the main risk to the world's largest carnivorous land animal comes from habitat loss but differ over whether international trade also puts the bears at risk of extinction.</p> <p>Polar bears are widely seen as the animal on the front line of global warming and will be hit-hard by melting polar ice caps.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130307/international-ban-polar-bear-trade-rejected-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Biology Social Issues Zoology AFP Thu, 07 Mar 2013 09:45:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775889 at http://www.globalpost.com CITES votes against greater protection for polar bears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/cites-votes-against-greater-protection-polar-bears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Bangkok, Mar 7 (EFE).- The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, voted on Thursday against adopting stronger protections for polar bears during its meeting in Bangkok.</p> <p>The CITES voted against a proposal presented by the United States with the support of Russia to halt the polar bear trade.</p> <p>Canada, the only country authorized to export polar bear skins, teeth and paws, had opposed the proposal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130307/cites-votes-against-greater-protection-polar-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Biology Social Issues Zoology Agencia EFE Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:17:32 +0000 Agencia EFE 5776535 at http://www.globalpost.com Authorities say fatal Montana bear mauling could have been prevented, proposes $9K in fines http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/authorities-say-fatal-montana-bear-mauling-could-have-been-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BILLINGS, Mont. - The death of a Montana animal trainer mauled by a pair of 500-pound captive brown bears could have been prevented if standard safety procedures had been followed, federal authorities said Tuesday.</p> <p>Benjamin Cloutier, 24, was killed in November while cleaning the pens of two Syrian brown bears — named Griz and Yosemite — at Animals of Montana, a private enterprise near Bozeman that provides captive-bred predators and other animals for photography shoots and motion pictures.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130430/authorities-say-fatal-montana-bear-mauling-could-have-been-p" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Business Education Fauna of Europe Labor Law Politics Religion Social Issues War Zoology The Canadian Press Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:31:03 +0000 The Canadian Press 5828873 at http://www.globalpost.com Daddy bear Pyros keeps Pyrenees numbers up http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130512/daddy-bear-pyros-keeps-pyrenees-numbers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The number of bears roaming the Pyrenees remained stable at a minimum of 22 last year, thanks largely to the continued virility of Pyros, the undisputed daddy of the colony.</p> <p>At 24, Pyros is close to the average life expectancy for brown bears but he still had the energy to father three cubs by two different mothers during 2012, according to a report by French state conservation body, the ONCFS.</p> <p>Pyros was introduced into the mountains that straddle France and Spain in 1997 as part of efforts to sustain an indigenous population that had been hunted to the point of extinction.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130512/daddy-bear-pyros-keeps-pyrenees-numbers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Fauna of Europe Social Issues Zoology AFP Sun, 12 May 2013 12:15:46 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5836106 at http://www.globalpost.com Concerns that continued wilderness contact with grizzlies leads to more deaths http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/concerns-continued-wilderness-contact-grizzlies-leads-more-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>CALGARY - An environmental group says another 15 grizzly bears died in Alberta last year largely as a result of contact with people.</p> <p>Sean Nichols from the Alberta Wilderness Association says all but one of the deaths could be attributed to human causes: bears being struck by vehicles on highways, being shot in self-defence or killed illegally. </p> <p>He says 195 of the threatened species have died in the province in the last decade.</p> <p>Nichols wants the Alberta government to do more to limit public access to the backcountry in future land-use plans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130605/concerns-continued-wilderness-contact-grizzlies-leads-more-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Grizzly bear Law The Canadian Press Wed, 05 Jun 2013 19:04:52 +0000 The Canadian Press 5851466 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian recognized among world's 100 guardian angels of the planet http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/canadian-recognized-among-worlds-100-guardian-angels-the-pla <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>VANCOUVER - A Canadian who has inspired millions of people in his mission to save a unique bear on British Columbia's central coast has been recognized among the world's top 100 activists to empower youth.</p> <p>A French group has put 31-year-old Toronto resident Simon Jackson on its list of 100 Guardian Angels of the Planet for his work to motivate youth to save B.C.'s rare white bears.</p> <p>The Founding Congress of the World Green Games made the announcement in Paris through UNESCO this week to empower children to care for the environment.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/canadian-recognized-among-worlds-100-guardian-angels-the-pla" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Biology Disaster Human Interest Simon Jackson Zoology The Canadian Press Fri, 07 Jun 2013 19:21:20 +0000 The Canadian Press 5852709 at http://www.globalpost.com Two black bears shot after fur-flying brawl outside a Coquitlam, B.C., home http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/two-black-bears-shot-after-fur-flying-brawl-outside-coquitla <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>COQUITLAM, B.C. - Two black bears that were locked in a bloody brawl in the driveway of a suburban Vancouver home were either waging a turf war or fighting over a female, says a conservation officer.</p> <p>"I didn't see a sow down there, so I'm leaning more towards the fact that they were fighting over territory or dominance," said Cody Ambrose.</p> <p>The fur-flying battle was captured in a video shot by a resident in the Coquitlam, B.C., home, and the bruins were shot dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130708/rescued-bear-heading-home-wild-after-fattening-during-winter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bears Biology Zoology The Canadian Press Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:03:04 +0000 The Canadian Press 5878592 at http://www.globalpost.com Bear encounters in Fredericton: is recession in United States partly to blame? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130720/bear-encounters-fredericton-recession-united-states-partly-b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>FREDERICTON - The financial downturn in the United States might be having an unforeseen affect in New Brunswick — an increase in the black bear population.</p> <p>And in the Fredericton area, hungry bears are causing concern for residents as more of the wild animals take their search for food into residential neighbourhoods.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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The mauling ended when members of his group drove the bear away by firing flares.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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