Conflicts between bears and humans likely to increase

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Conflicts between bears and humans likely to increase

Locking up trash keeps bears away, study shows
Systematically locking up trash will keep bears out of neighborhoods and prevent conflicts between bears and humans, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife study showed. The study also predicts that conflicts between humans and bears are likely to increase and keeping trash away from bears is an effective way to prevent it.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologist Heather Johnson, left and Field Technician Cody Wallace, right, examine female bear number B52 in 2016 outside of her den on Animas Mountain. The study tracked the movements of female bears to understand their behavior.
Bears are most likely to seek food in town when there is no food available in the forest. But this increases their risk.

Conflicts between bears and humans likely to increase

Systematically locking up trash will keep bears out of neighborhoods and prevent conflicts between bears and humans, a Colorado Parks and Wildlife study showed. The study also predicts that conflicts between humans and bears are likely to increase and keeping trash away from bears is an effective way to prevent it.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife Biologist Heather Johnson, left and Field Technician Cody Wallace, right, examine female bear number B52 in 2016 outside of her den on Animas Mountain. The study tracked the movements of female bears to understand their behavior.
Bears are most likely to seek food in town when there is no food available in the forest. But this increases their risk.
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