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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

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‚Äôs Carnivore Ecology Laboratory and the Missouri Department of Conservation to … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Lights, Stealth Cam, Action

SCI Foundation is continuing our partnership with the Missouri black bear project. The next stage of research will estimate black bear population numbers and provide insights to population growth, while … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Weekly Update: Missouri Black Bear Project

In the early 1900s black bears were nearly eliminated from Missouri until reintroduction efforts in the 1960s led to population increases across the southern portion of the state. Today, there … Continue reading

April 17, 2014 · 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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