Download PDF by Kevin Van Tighem: Bears: Without Fear

By Kevin Van Tighem

ISBN-10: 1927330319

ISBN-13: 9781927330319

Fear of bears turns out virtually to join what it really is to be human. Our species emerged out of the depths of time right into a international already populated by means of those nice carnivores. earlier than we mastered iron and later constructed firearms, we had few defences opposed to bears—only watchful warning and difficult ceremonies and sacrifices to push back fear.

Where human populations develop, bears have normally faded or disappeared. but if we go back to the wild, to areas the place bears nonetheless live on, all our primeval fears wake up back. the chance of an car twist of fate that allows you to undergo nation some distance outstrips the chance of a close-range stumble upon with a endure, yet its the undergo that concerns us as we hurtle down the pavement at 100 kilometres an hour.

In this well timed and delicate booklet, Kevin Van Tighem calls on many years of expertise, wisdom and knowing on the way to enlighten readers approximately our dating with and angle towards bears. alongside the way in which we're faced with the realities confronting those nice animals because of our ever-expanding human inhabitants and their ever-shrinking normal habitat. via old learn, box commentary, useful suggestion, own anecdotes and an array of attractive pictures, Van Tighem has written a entire ebook that's intended to demystify bears so that it will advertise a deeper figuring out of those strong but susceptible creatures.

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They are opportunistic omnivores, eating vegetable matter most of the time but taking advantage, when they can, of temporary abundances of fish, insects or meat.

As Canada’s oldest national park, Banff has a development history that continues to make it difficult for bears to live normal lives in the mountain landscape. The Trans-Canada Highway traverses the low-elevation Bow valley, through some of Banff ’s most diverse and productive wildlife habitats, from one side of the park to the other. By the late 1970s, the highway had become what biologists described as “a moving wall of steel” – its heavy traffic killed more than two hundred large animals a year, including bears.

The Trans-Canada Highway traverses the low-elevation Bow valley, through some of Banff ’s most diverse and productive wildlife habitats, from one side of the park to the other. By the late 1970s, the highway had become what biologists described as “a moving wall of steel” – its heavy traffic killed more than two hundred large animals a year, including bears. Growing traffic volumes were blocking animals trying to cross the valley. Development was out of control too. The tourism industry – originally invited into the national park to help the park meet the needs of its visitors – had pretty much turned the tables on Parks Canada.

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