Bears and people have shared this landscape for thousands of years. But within the last hundred years, our human presence has grown rapidly within and around the mountain parks; we are challenged to ensure bears have the space and habitat they need to make a living.
This section takes you from the big picture of bear conservation to the various "tools of the trade" which wildlife specialists use on a day-to-day basis to respond to real-life situations. Together, these actions help protect both bears and people, and contribute to our national parks’ overall goal of ecological integrity.
Map of the Rocky Mountain National Parks © Parks Canada
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