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Black Bear Recovery Helps Restore Healthy Missouri Forests

“This bear was an exceptional bear in my opinion. This was an awesome, awesome bear, a big black bear. He has a big white ‘V’, so he’s got some distinguishing … Continue reading

April 3, 2017

SCI Foundation in the Field Helping Species Recovery

SCI Foundation’s experienced conservation staff members were in the field this month working with our partner biologists. In an ongoing research phase for the Missouri Black Bear Project, SCI Foundation … Continue reading

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Missouri Black Bear Project

The Missouri Black Bear Project is producing new scientific results. Since 2011, SCI Foundation has partnered with Mississippi State University’s Carnivore Ecology Laboratory and the Missouri Department of Conservation to … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issue of the Week: Successful Bear Management Leads to Opening of Hunting Season in Florida

This weekend, Florida’s first black bear hunting season in decades opens. The opening of the season is the culmination of years of bear recovery efforts. From only a few hundred … Continue reading

October 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Black Bear Research Update

  During the past twenty years or so, multiple states have experienced increasing bear populations. Bears are recolonizing former range and expanding into areas now occupied by people. SCI Foundation … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

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