First Nations study uncovers grizzly bear ‘highway’

A novel, First Nations-led research collaboration has revealed a previously undocumented grizzly bear aggregation in coastal British Columbia, one of the most southerly aggregations of salmon-feeding grizzlies in North America. Using non-invasive DNA analysis, the authors describe a grizzly bear “highway,” identifying nearly 60 individual bears, many who travelled hundreds of miles from surrounding areas to feed on autumn-spawning salmon in the Koeye River. The research was guided by the customary law and cultural practices of the Heiltsuk First Nation and recently published in the journal Ecology and Society.
Read more at http://scienceblog.com/73426/first-nations-study-uncovers-grizzly-bear-highway/#yMp6uf4EjaQ6gohc.99

Source: scienceblog.com

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