Black Bear Awareness

A plan for long-term conservation of the Florida black bear, whose population is estimated at more than 3,000 today, compared with as few as 300 in the 1970s, was approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).

“The Florida bear population is thriving. That is the success story, but we still have a lot of education to do,” FWC Commission Chairman Kathy Barco said. “Everyone loves bears, but not everyone wants them in their backyard. When people call to say, ‘Relocate this bear,’ we need to help that neighborhood learn the ways to coexist with the bear – take care of your garbage, dog food and bird feeders.”

The Florida Black Bear Management Plan is available online at MyFWC.com/Bear.

Resources:

Living in Bear Country
Securing Garbage
Scare That Bear
Bear Country and Securing Attractants

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