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Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature

National Jun 5, 2018

Bear dogs help resort town coexist with nature

Hoping to promote coexistence, a resort town in a mountainous area of Nagano Prefecture is using a rare breed of dog to chase bears away from areas where people live. Karuizawa had been struggling since 2000 with bears entering the town to scavenge for food, ...

Commentary | COUNTERPOINT Aug 27, 2016

Bears encroach on blurred human boundaries

by Jeff Kingston

It is puzzling that the black bears have become aggressive recently, given their previous inclination to retreat when confronted by humans. My theory is that winters are shorter and that means shorter hibernations and more active time spent consuming dwindling supplies of food. They ...