Den Entry Behavior in Scandinavian Brown Bears: Implications for Preventing Human Injuries

@inproceedings{Sahln2015DenEB,
  title={Den Entry Behavior in Scandinavian Brown Bears: Implications for Preventing Human Injuries},
  author={Veronica Sahl{\'e}n and Andrea Friebe and Solve S{\ae}b{\o} and Jon E. Swenson and Ole Gunnar St{\o}en},
  booktitle={The Journal of wildlife management},
  year={2015}
}
Encounters between Scandinavian brown bears (Ursus arctos) and humans that result in human injuries and fatalities typically coincide with den entry in October and November, and commonly occur near a den. Our aim was to determine when bears arrive at their dens, identify potential predictors of this event, document behavior and activity associated with this period, and attempt to explain the increased risk of bear-caused human injuries in this period. We analyzed global positioning system (GPS… CONTINUE READING
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