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The North Shore Black Bear Society works to reduce bear encounters through education, support and cooperation, in partnership with the local municipalities.
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NSBBSociety Aug 2
These twin sisters are from West Vancouver. Last weekend, one of the female cubs became entangled in a soccer net. The B.C. Conservation Officers Service attended, and in their efforts to free the cub, a series of…
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NSBBSociety Aug 1
Last weekend we lost a second bear to a vehicle collision in West Vancouver. The bear (not pictured) was hit as they crossed the highway near Westmount. When we leave food around our homes, we encourage bears to…
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NSBBSociety Aug 1
Posted withregram • Weekend vibes 😊🐻 Grizzly bear playing with a stick at low tide, by rolfhickerphotography⁣ ⁣ There’s so much more to grizzly bears and their individual personalities than what…
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NSBBSociety Jul 31
On Saturday we will be returning to Rice Lake from 10am-3pm. Our Education Coordinator Luci and dedicated volunteer Danielle will be there to answer all of your questions about bear behaviour, avoidance strategies,…
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NSBBSociety Jul 31
Exploring the North Shore this long weekend? From sea to sky, the North Shore is bear country! You can see a bear on the beach, in the neighbourhoods, in parks and of course in the mountains and forests, which are…
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North Shore News Jul 28
Bear conflicts on the rise and people are to blame says wildlife advocates
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NSBBSociety Jul 28
Huge thanks to our friends at lynncanyonecologycentre for inviting us to host a display table outside the Ecology Centre this Thursday at 12:30pm. Learn about bear behaviour, identifying bear sign, seasonal habits…
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NSBBSociety Jul 24
At least two bear traps have been set on the North Shore over the past couple of days. One in West Vancouver for a bear that had been finding food around homes and then entered a property through an unsecured door.…
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NSBBSociety Jul 22
The North Shore is Bear Country. We have chosen to live in bear habitat and with that comes a responsibility to coexist with the peaceful, intelligent and tolerant animals who have allowed us to share their…
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NSBBSociety Jul 20
We love big bears! Large bears that we encounter on the North Shore are typically calm, easy going and have adapted well to coexisting with people. These bears survive to be big because they are intelligent and they…
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NSBBSociety Jul 19
Yesterday whilst leaving education to residents living by Capilano Regional Park, we encountered a young bear in a residential area. It was a great opportunity to speak to residents about attractants and how to…
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NSBBSociety Jul 17
Join us tomorrow at beautiful Cleveland Dam to learn more about black bears! We’ll have a display at the picnic area from 10am-2pm, Saturday July 18th. Learn about bear behaviour, identifying bear sign, bear biology,…
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NSBBSociety Jul 17
We have sad news to share. On July 6th, a young female bear (not pictured) was euthanized by the Conservation Officers Service. Residents in the Westmount area of West Vancouver had reported an injured bear to the…
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NSBBSociety Jul 16
Look for these natural bears foods when you are on the trails to help avoid a surprise encounter. If you are travelling through areas with an abundance of these foods, expect to see a bear! Always make noise with…
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NSBBSociety Jul 15
If you have a community email or fb page I can send you a resource to share with your neighbours. Would you be willing to share the photo with us for education? If so, please email to nsbbsociety@gmail.com I have been with these bears and they are very calm and easy to move on.
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NSBBSociety Jul 15
Hi Kim, we are getting to as many neighbourhoods as possible with education on how residents can help bears by securing or removing food sources around their home. Everything we do is to reduce the number of human-caused black bear deaths on the NS. Last year 13 bears were killed
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NSBBSociety Jul 15
Walking into Wednesday ready to speak up for our beautiful, misunderstood black bears! Thank you to our friends at nvrc for inviting us to their outdoor day camps this summer. The kids love learning about bears and…
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NSBBSociety Jul 13
Trees are a safe place for black bears. Having evolved in forested areas, they are fast and agile tree climbers. Bears seek safety from people and dogs by hiding in the tree canopy. When a bear is in a tree, they…
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NSBBSociety Jul 10
If you see a bear trap or bear anywhere on the North Shore, please let us know so we can provide education in that community. When bears are taken from a neighbourhood and killed, another bear will soon fill the…
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NSBBSociety Jul 9
We are ready for a new day...well, almost zzzz! North Shore bears are keeping us incredibly busy at the moment. We are canvassing neighbourhoods with bear activity, managing bear-in-area signs, presenting online…
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