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An evaluation of grizzly bear - human conflict in the northwest boreal region of Alberta (1991 to 2000) and potential mitigation

Description

In parts of the Northwest Boreal Region the grizzly bear is experiencing an increasing number of conflicts with humans, which have led to an increase in the number of public complaints and the number of grizzlies translocated or destroyed. This project was initiated to identify the factors that contribute to human-grizzly conflicts and to offer possible solutions. The most common causes of conflict were found to be field grain, livestock predation, domestic carcasses, and garbage. Several practices are recommended, including a carcass pick-up service, a bear education program, and several aversive conditioning techniques. These practices, initiated in a timely fashion, consistently maintained, and applied with an understanding of bear behaviour, should reduce conflict.

Tags
bears grizzlies grizzly bear species at risk wildlife conservation wildlife management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Alternative Title

Alberta species at risk report no. 10

Extent

35 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Sustainable Resource Development (2001-2006,2006-2013)

Contributor

Augustyn, Teresa

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Environment
Subject (LCSH)

Grizzly bear--Alberta

Subject (LCSH)

Bear attacks--Alberta

Resource Dates

Date Created

2001-03-01

Date Added

2015-12-22T22:40:04.391884

Date Modified

2001-03-01

Date Issued

2001-03-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISBN (pdf)

0778517705

ISBN (print)

0778517691

ISSN (online)

1496-7146

ISSN (print)

1496-7219

NEOS catalogue key

2537304

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