What is it about?
Bears gradually become nocturnal to avoid contact with people, but many die before adapting successfully. The large carnivores we see near towns, most highways or any other highly human-dominated landscape are only able to persist there due to immigration from adjacent wilderness areas.
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Why is it important?
With a shrinking supply of wilderness, the coexistence of large carnivores and people is a growing conservation challenge. Having intact wilderness connected to human-dominated areas is critical to sustained coexistence
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This page is a summary of: The ecology of human–carnivore coexistence, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, July 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
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