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Black Bear Study at Forillon

Thanks to all of those who participated to the study. The survey results will be available in spring 2013.

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© Parks Canada, Serge Ouellet

The black bears at Forillon National Park attract considerable interest and spur many questions from park visitors and Gaspé residents alike. To improve its awareness building activities, Parks Canada conducted a sociological study on the perception visitors and local residents have of black bears.

This is a two-part study. An initial survey of park visitors was conducted in 2011 and a second survey of Gaspé residents was done last summer.

There have never been any bear attacks on humans at Forillon Park. Forillon National Park has always made sure that visitors and black bear coexist in harmony. Its objective is to ensure visitor safety and protect the park’s black bear population.

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