Grizzly Bear Management

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The primary reason for the negative repercussions is because of the different perspectives of different stakeholders. The aims of stakeholders vary significantly as many only focuses prioritize conservation efforts and this leads to deficient goals and plans as an important aspect of welfare is completely ignored (Chamberlin et al., 2012). Additionally, other problems that have been identified with management techniques and decision-making process. In a study Chamberlin et al. (2012) has identified that bear management techniques are not consistent and management agencies are fragmented and lack communication. To maintain a healthy Grizzly bear population the upper management must agree on same goals and consider the welfare and conservation equally, and science must play an important role in the policy making as well (Chamberlin et al., 2012). Regarding the increase in bear hunting as a solution to decrease conflicts is ineffective as well. Treves et al. (2010) “that the Wisconsin bear-hunting season did not show clear…show more content…
(2004), sending away nuisance bears makes the niche available for another wild bear to become a part of the conflict as the roots of the problem still exist. The methods of translocation can pose dangers to the welfare of bears. Translocation can result in low survival rates because a bear’s ecological environment changes which result in a change in their behaviour in terms of finding mates, food, shelter (Massei et al., 2010). Stress related to capture and transport can affect affective states of bears, thus, as a consequent biological functioning of bears. The new niche may not be able to accommodate all the needs of the Grizzly bears which lead to low survival rate and future mortalities. This is not an effective practice to solve this issue on its own as previous case studies have not been successful (Riley et al.,
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