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NWF Naturalist Offers Bear Encounter Tips

9/14/2015 // By NWF

Encounters with black bears have been making the news lately, both in wilderness areas as well as closer to home in suburbia. National Wildlife Federation Naturalist David Mizejewski was recently interviewed on CNN’s Headline News Network and offered these great tips on …

An inquisitive female polar bear checks me out.

Watch Polar Bears Live Online

11/5/2012 // By David Mizejewski

I’m a pretty lucky guy. As National Wildlife Federation naturalist, I get to go on television to promote conservation, often with real wild animals.  It’s a very cool job, and I love it. Today, however, I am even luckier. Today, I …

Black Bear cub (photo: Noah Katz)

145 Black Bears Shot In Canada’s Tar Sands Region, More Deaths Likely

2/27/2012 // By Peter LaFontaine

Following up on recent news that the Canadian government is poisoning wolves, reports show that officials have shot at least 145 black bears that wandered too close to development in the tar sands region of Alberta.