publication . Thesis . 1997

Management of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Europe

Klenzendorf, Sybille A.;
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  • Published: 21 Apr 1997
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Successful conservation of brown bears (Ursus arctos) in Europe is associated with public acceptance of damages caused by bears. Recent increases in sheep depredation and beehive damage in central Austria resulted in the deaths of two bears there. Since bear numbers are low in most European populations, alternatives to the elimination of problem bears associated with damage incidents must be sought. The events described above led to the formation of the Bear Management Group responsible for designing a management plan for Austria that will outline procedures for dealing with bear damage and conservation strategies. This study provides an overview of the magnitud...
free text keywords: brown bears, management, damage, Europe, North America
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