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Guidance Documents

Wildlife attractant bylaw toolkit (2022). (Get Bear Smart Society)  Download 

Principles of human-bear conflict reduction (2019). (Human-Bear Conflicts Expert Team of the IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group)  Download

Approaches to human-bear conflict reduction (2019). (Human-Bear Conflicts Expert Team of the IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group)  Download

How to avoid conflict with sloth bears - poster (2018). (The Corbett Foundation)

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How to avoid conflict with sloth bears - a pictorial handbook (2018). (The Corbett Foundation)

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A guidebook to human-carnivore conflict: strategies and tips for effective communication and collaboration with communities (2016). (Wilson, S.M.)  External resource


Livestock guarding dogs - cultural heritage icons with a new relevance for mitigating conservation conflicts (2015). (Linnell, J.D.C. and Lescureux, N.)  External resource


Responding to human-black bear conflicts: a guide to non-lethal bear management techniques (2015). (Get Bear Smart Society)  External resource


Defining, preventing, and reacting to problem bear behaviour in Europe (2015). (Skrbinšek, A. M., and M. Krofel)  Download


Supra-regional Action plan for the conservation of the brown bear in the Central-Eastern Alps – PACOBACE (2011). (AA.VV.)   Download


Bears and electric fencing: a starter's guide for using electric fencing to deter bears (2010). (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)  External resource

Key Papers

Acharya, K. P., P. K. Paudel, P. R. Neupane, and M. Kohl. 2016. Human-wildlife conflicts in Nepal: patterns of human fatalities and injuries caused by large mammals. Plos One 11:18.  Download


Ahmad, S., S. Hameed, H. Ali, T. U. Khan, T. Mehmood, and M. A. Nawaz. 2016. Carnivores' diversity and conflicts with humans in Musk Deer National Park, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan. European Journal of Wildlife Research 62:565-576.  External resource


Alexander, J., P. J. Chen, P. Damerell, W. Youkui, J. Hughes, K. Shi, and P. Riordan. 2015. Human wildlife conflict involving large carnivores in Qilianshan, China and the minimal paw-print of snow leopards. Biological Conservation 187:1-9.  External resource


Alldredge, M. W., D. P. Walsh, L. L. Sweanor, R. B. Davies, and A. Trujillo. 2015. Evaluation of translocation of black bears involved in human-bear conflicts in South-Central Colorado. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:334-340.  External resource


Ambarli, H., and C. C. Bilgin. 2008. Human-brown bear conflicts in Artvin, northeastern Turkey: encounters, damage, and attitudes. Ursus 19:146-153.  External resource


Artelle, K. A., S. C. Anderson, J. D. Reynolds, A. B. Cooper, P. C. Paquet, and C. T. Darimont. 2016. Ecology of conflict: marine food supply affects human-wildlife interactions on land. Scientific Reports 6:9.  Download


Aryal, A., D. Brunton, W. H. Ji, R. K. Barraclough, and D. Raubenheimer. 2014. Human-carnivore conflict: ecological and economical sustainability of predation on livestock by snow leopard and other carnivores in the Himalaya. Sustainability Science 9:321-329.  External resource


Bargali, H. S., N. Akhtar, and N. P. S. Chauhan. 2005. Characteristics of sloth bear attacks and human casualties in North Bilaspur forest division, Chhattisgarh, India. Ursus 16:263-267.  External resource


Barmoen, M., K. M. Bærum, M. Johansson, and K. E. Mathiesen. 2021. Trust in large carnivore science in Norway. European Journal of Wildlife Research 67:98.  Download

Baruch-Mordo, S., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and J. Broderick. 2009. A tool box half full: how social science can help solve human–wildlife conflict. Human Dimensions of Wildlife 14:219-223.  External resource

Baruch-Mordo, S., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and J. Broderick. 2011. The carrot or the stick? Evaluation of education and enforcement as management tools for human-wildlife conflicts. Plos One 6:8.  Download


Baruch-Mordo, S., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and D. M. Theobald. 2008. Spatiotemporal distribution of black bear-human conflicts in Colorado, USA. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:1853-1862.  External resource


Baruch-Mordo, S., K. R. Wilson, D. L. Lewis, J. Broderick, J. S. Mao, and S. W. Breck. 2014. Stochasticity in natural forage production affects use of urban areas by black bears: implications to management of human-bear conflicts. Plos One 9:10.  Download

Bauder, J. M., D. Ruid, N. M. Roberts, B. Kohn, and M. L. Allen. 2021. Effects of translocation on survival of nuisance bears. Animal Conservation.  External resource

Bautista, C., E. Revilla, T. Berezowska-Cnota, N. Fernández, J. Naves, and N. Selva. 2021. Spatial ecology of conflicts: unravelling patterns of wildlife damage at multiple scales. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288:20211394.  External resource

Beecham, J. J., M. D. Hernando, A. A. Karamanlidis, R. A. Beausoleil, K. Burguess, D. H. Jeong, M. Binks, L. Bereczky, N. V. K. Ashraf, K. Skripova, L. Rhodin, J. Auger, and B. K. Lee. 2015. Management implications for releasing orphaned, captive-reared bears back to the wild. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:1327-1336.  External resource


Bennett, J., A. Sjölander-Lindqvist, C. Sandström, and S. Larsson. 2022. Addressing the Swedish large carnivore controversy: identifying roadblocks in collaborative governance to reduce conflict. Frontiers in Conservation Science 3.  Download

Blackwell, B. F., T. L. DeVault, E. Fernandez-Juricic, E. M. Gese, L. Gilbert-Norton, and S. W. Breck. 2016. No single solution: application of behavioural principles in mitigating human-wildlife conflict. Animal Behaviour 120:245-254.  External resource

Blossey, B., and D. Hare. 2022. Myths, wishful thinking, and accountability in predator conservation and management in the United States. Frontiers in Conservation Science 3.  Download

Bombieri, G., V. Penteriani, K. Almasieh, H. Ambarlı, M. R. Ashrafzadeh, C. S. Das, N. Dharaiya, R. Hoogesteijn, A. Hoogesteijn, D. Ikanda, W. Jędrzejewski, M. Kaboli, A. Kirilyuk, A. K. Jangid, R. K. Sharma, H. Kushnir, B. R. Lamichhane, A. Mohammadi, O. Monroy-Vilchis, J. M. Mukeka, I. Nikolaev, O. Ohrens, C. Packer, P. Pedrini, S. Ratnayeke, I. Seryodkin, T. Sharp, H. S. Palei, T. Smith, A. Subedi, F. Tortato, K. Yamazaki, and M. d. M. Delgado. 2023. A worldwide perspective on large carnivore attacks on humans. PLOS Biology 21:e3001946.   Download

Bombieri, G., V. Penteriani, M. d. M. Delgado, C. Groff, L. Pedrotti, and K. Jerina. 2021. Towards understanding bold behaviour of large carnivores: the case of brown bears in human-modified landscapes. Animal Conservation.  External resource

Boonman-Berson, S., E. Turnhout, and M. Carolan. 2016. Common sensing: human-black bear cohabitation practices in Colorado. Geoforum 74:192-201.  External resource


Boronyak, L., B. Jacobs, A. Wallach, J. McManus, S. Stone, S. Stevenson, B. Smuts, and H. Zaranek. 2021. Pathways towards coexistence with large carnivores in production systems. Agriculture and Human Values.  External resource

Boudreau, M. R., M. G. Gantchoff, C. Ramirez-Reyes, L. Conlee, J. L. Belant, and R. B. Iglay. 2021. Using habitat suitability and landscape connectivity in the spatial prioritization of public outreach and management during carnivore recolonization. Journal of Applied Ecology.  External resource

Breck, S. W., N. Lance, and P. Callahan. 2006. A shocking device for protection of concentrated food sources from black bears. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:23-26.  External resource


Can, Ö., and İ. Togan. 2004. Status and management of brown bears in Turkey. Ursus 15:48-53.  External resource


Can, Ö. E. 2020. How to design better human-wildlife conflict management plans? Forestist 71:118-126.  External resource

Can, O. E., N. D'Cruze, D. L. Garshelis, J. Beecham, and D. W. Macdonald. 2014. Resolving human-bear conflict: a global survey of countries, experts, and key factors. Conservation Letters 7:501-513.  Download


Carlisle, K. M., H. E. Ellis, L. M. Jaebker, and A. D. Bright. 2022. Producers’ perceptions of large carnivores and nonlethal methods to protect livestock from depredation: findings from a multistate federal initiative. Human Dimensions of Wildlife:1-4.  External resource

Carter, N. H., P. Nelson, and T. Easter. 2021. A call for a national collaborative predator coexistence programme. People and Nature.  Download

Chamberlain, E. C., M. B. Rutherford, and M. L. Gibeau. 2012. Human perspectives and conservation of grizzly bears in Banff National Park, Canada. Conservation Biology 26:420-431.  External resource


Chapron, G., P. Kaczensky, J. D. C. Linnell, M. von Arx, D. Huber, H. Andren, J. V. Lopez-Bao, M. Adamec, F. Alvares, O. Anders, L. Balciauskas, V. Balys, P. Bedo, F. Bego, J. C. Blanco, U. Breitenmoser, H. Broseth, L. Bufka, R. Bunikyte, P. Ciucci, A. Dutsov, T. Engleder, C. Fuxjager, C. Groff, K. Holmala, B. Hoxha, Y. Iliopoulos, O. Ionescu, J. Jeremic, K. Jerina, G. Kluth, F. Knauer, I. Kojola, I. Kos, M. Krofel, J. Kubala, S. Kunovac, J. Kusak, M. Kutal, O. Liberg, A. Majic, P. Mannil, R. Manz, E. Marboutin, F. Marucco, D. Melovski, K. Mersini, Y. Mertzanis, R. W. Myslajek, S. Nowak, J. Odden, J. Ozolins, G. Palomero, M. Paunovic, J. Persson, H. Potocnik, P. Y. Quenette, G. Rauer, I. Reinhardt, R. Rigg, A. Ryser, V. Salvatori, T. Skrbinsek, A. Stojanov, J. E. Swenson, L. Szemethy, A. Trajce, E. Tsingarska-Sedefcheva, M. Vana, R. Veeroja, P. Wabakken, M. Wofl, S. Wolfl, F. Zimmermann, D. Zlatanova, and L. Boitani. 2014. Recovery of large carnivores in Europe's modern human-dominated landscapes. Science 346:1517-1519.  External resource


Charoo, S. A., L. K. Sharma, and S. Sathyakumar. 2011. Asiatic black bear-human interactions around Dachigam National Park, Kashmir, India. Ursus 22:106-113.  External resource


Chaudhuri, S., M. Bandyopadhyay, R. Rajaraman, S. Kalyanasundaram, S. Sambandam, and R. Krishnamurthy. 2022. Spatio-temporal patterns and source-dispersion modeling towards sloth bear–human conflict management in central India. Frontiers in Conservation Science 3.  Download

Chauhan, N. 2003. Human casualties and livestock depredation by black and brown bears in the Indian Himalaya, 1989-98. Ursus:84-87.  External resource

Cinque, S., A. Sjölander-Lindqvist, and C. Sandström. 2021. Frontline bureaucrats in wildlife management: caught in the dilemma between effectiveness and responsiveness. Environmental Policy and Governance.  Download

Clark, D., F. van Beest, and R. Brook. 2012. Polar bear-human conflicts: state of knowledge and research needs. Canadian Wildlife Biology and Management.  External resource


Clark, D. A., and S. Slocombe. 2011. Adaptive co-management and grizzly bear-human conflicts in two Northern Canadian aboriginal communities. Human Ecology 39:627-640.  External resource


Cleary, M., O. Joshi, and W. S. Fairbanks. 2021. Factors that determine human acceptance of black bears. The Journal of Wildlife Management.  External resource

Cleary, M., O. Joshi, and W. S. Fairbanks. 2021. Mapping and modeling the components of human tolerance for black bears in eastern Oklahoma. Journal of Environmental Management 288:112378.  External resource

Coleman, T. H., C. C. Schwartz, K. A. Gunther, and S. Creel. 2013. Influence of overnight recreation on grizzly bear movement and behavior in Yellowstone National Park. Ursus 24:101-110.  External resource


Coogan, S. C. P., and D. Raubenheimer. 2016. Might macronutrient requirements influence grizzly bear-human conflict? Insights from nutritional geometry. Ecosphere 7:15.  Download


Creachbaum, M. S., C. Johnson, and R. H. Schmidt. 1998. Living on the edge: a process for redesigning campgrounds in grizzly bear habitat. Landscape and Urban Planning 42:269-286.  External resource


Cretois, B., J. D. C. Linnell, B. Van Moorter, P. Kaczensky, E. B. Nilsen, J. Parada, and J. K. Rød. 2021. Coexistence of large mammals and humans is possible in Europe's anthropogenic landscapes. iScience 24.  Download

Delie, J., J. Edwards, and K. Biedenweg. 2022. Using psychometrics to characterize the cognitive antecedents of tolerance for black bears. Human Dimensions of Wildlife:1-18.  External resource

Dhamorikar, A. H., P. Mehta, H. Bargali, and K. Gore. 2017. Characteristics of human - sloth bear (Melursus ursinus) encounters and the resulting human casualties in the Kanha-Pench corridor, Madhya Pradesh, India. Plos One 12:e0176612.  Download


Ditmer, M. A., T. E. Burk, and D. L. Garshelis. 2015. Do innate food preferences and learning affect crop raiding by American black bears? Ursus 26:40-52.  External resource


Dorresteijn, I., A. I. Milcu, J. Leventon, J. Hanspach, and J. Fischer. 2016. Social factors mediating human-carnivore coexistence: understanding thematic strands influencing coexistence in Central Romania. Ambio 45:490-500.  External resource


Elfstrom, M., M. L. Davey, A. Zedrosser, M. Muller, M. De Barba, O. G. Stoen, C. Miquel, P. Taberlet, K. Hacklander, and J. E. Swenson. 2014. Do Scandinavian brown bears approach settlements to obtain high-quality food? Biological Conservation 178:128-135.  Download


Elfström, M., A. Zedrosser, O.-G. Støen, and J. E. Swenson. 2014. Ultimate and proximate mechanisms underlying the occurrence of bears close to human settlements: review and management implications. Mammal Review 44:5-18.  Download


Espinosa, S., and S. K. Jacobson. 2012. Human-wildlife conflict and environmental education: evaluating a community program to protect the Andean bear in Ecuador. Journal of Environmental Education 43:55-65.  External resource


Evans, M. J., J. E. Hawley, P. W. Rego, and T. A. G. Rittenhouse. 2014. Exurban land use facilitates human-black bear conflicts. Journal of Wildlife Management 78:1477-1485.  External resource


Fernandez-Gil, A., J. Naves, A. Ordiz, M. Quevedo, E. Revilla, and M. Delibes. 2016. Conflict misleads large carnivore management and conservation: brown bears and wolves in Spain. Plos One 11:13.  Download


Fletcher, R., and S. Toncheva. 2021. The political economy of human-wildlife conflict and coexistence. Biological Conservation 260:109216.  Download

Fonturbel, F. E., and J. A. Simonetti. 2011. Translocations and human-carnivore conflicts: problem solving or problem creating? Wildlife Biology 17:217-224.  Download


Frank, J., Johansson, M. and Flykt, A. 2015. Public attitude towards the implementation of management actions aimed at reducing human fear of brown bears and wolves. Wildlife Biology 21:122-130.  Download


Fredrikkson, G. 2005. Human-sun bear conflicts in East Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo. Ursus 16:130-137.  External resource


Freeman, S., B. Lawhon, P. Newman, and B. Derrick Taff. 2021. Food storage on the Appalachian trail: a theory of planned behavior approach to understanding backpacker bear canister use. Journal of Interpretation Research 26:73-95.  External resource

Garcia, K. C., H. M. Joshi, and N. Dharaiya. 2016. Assessment of human-sloth bear conflicts in North Gujarat, India. Ursus 27:5-10.  External resource


Gervasi, V., J. D. C. Linnell, T. Berce, L. Boitani, R. Cerne, P. Ciucci, B. Cretois, D. Derron-Hilfiker, C. Duchamp, A. Gastineau, O. Grente, D. Huber, Y. Iliopoulos, A. A. Karamanlidis, I. Kojola, F. Marucco, Y. Mertzanis, P. Männil, H. Norberg, N. Pagon, L. Pedrotti, P.-Y. Quenette, S. Reljic, V. Salvatori, T. Talvi, M. von Arx, and O. Gimenez. 2021. Ecological correlates of large carnivore depredation on sheep in Europe. Global Ecology and Conservation 30:e01798.  Download

Glikman, J. A., B. Frank, D. D'Amico, L. Boitani, and P. Ciucci. 2023. Sharing land with bears: insights toward effective coexistence. Journal for Nature Conservation:126421.   Download

Glikman, J. A., J. J. Vaske, A. J. Bath, P. Ciucci, and L. Boitani. 2012. Residents' support for wolf and bear conservation: the moderating influence of knowledge. European Journal of Wildlife Research 58:295-302.  External resource


Goldstein, I., S. Paisley, R. Wallace, J. P. Jorgenson, F. Cuesta, and A. Castellanos. 2006. Andean bear–livestock conflicts: a review. Ursus 17:8-15.  External resource


Gore, M. L., B. A. Knuth, P. D. Curtis, and J. E. Shanahan. 2006. Education programs for reducing American black bear-human conflict: indicators of success? Ursus 17:75-80.  External resource


Gore, M. L., B. A. Knuth, P. D. Curtis, and J. E. Shanahan. 2006. Stakeholder perceptions of risk associated with human-black bear conflicts in New York's Adirondack Park campgrounds: implications for theory and practice. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34:36-43.  External resource


Gore, M. L., B. A. Knuth, C. W. Scherer, and P. D. Curtis. 2008. Evaluating a conservation investment designed to reduce human-wildlife conflict. Conservation Letters 1:136-145.  Download


Greenleaf, S. S., S. M. Matthews, R. G. Wright, J. J. Beecham, and H. M. Leithead. 2009. Food habits of American black bears as a metric for direct management of human-bear conflict in Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California. Ursus 20:94-101.  External resource


Grossmann, C. M., L. Patkó, D. Ortseifen, E. Kimmig, E.-M. Cattoen, and U. Schraml. 2020. Human-large carnivores co-existence in Europe – a comparative stakeholder network analysis. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8.  Download

Gunther, K. A., M. A. Haroldson, K. Frey, S. L. Cain, J. Copeland, and C. C. Schwartz. 2004. Grizzly bear-human conflicts in the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, 1992-2000. Ursus 15:10-22.  External resource


Hagani, J. S., S. M. Kross, M. Clark, R. Wynn-Grant, and M. Blair. 2021. Mapping and modeling human-black bear interactions in the Catskills region of New York using resource selection probability functions. Plos One 16:e0257716.  Download

Hardeman, D. W., H. B. Vander Zanden, J. W. McCown, B. K. Scheick, and R. A. McCleery. 2023. Black bear behavior and movements are not definitive measures of anthropogenic food use. Animals 13:950.   Download

Heneghan, M. D., and W. C. Morse. 2019. Acceptability of management actions and the potential for conflict following human-black bear encounters. Society & Natural Resources:1-18.  External resource


Herrero, J., A. García-Serrano, R. Reiné, V. Ferrer, R. Azón, J. V. López-Bao, and G. Palomero. 2021. Challenges for recovery of large carnivores in humanized countries: attitudes and knowledge of sheep farmers towards brown bear in Western Pyrenees, Spain. European Journal of Wildlife Research 67:105.  Download

Herrero, S., A. Higgins, J. E. Cardoza, L. I. Hajduk, and T. S. Smith. 2011. Fatal attacks by American black bear on people: 1900-2009. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:596-603.  External resource


Hobbs, N. T., H. Andren, J. Persson, M. Aronsson, and G. Chapron. 2012. Native predators reduce harvest of reindeer by Sami pastoralists. Ecological Applications 22:1640-1654.  External resource


Hopkins, J. B., and S. T. Kalinowski. 2013. The fate of transported American black bears in Yosemite National Park. Ursus 24:120-126.  External resource


Howe, E. J., M. E. Obbard, R. Black, and L. L. Wall. 2010. Do public complaints reflect trends in human-bear conflict? Ursus 21:131-142.  External resource


Huber, D., J. Kusak, A. Majic-Skrbinsek, D. Majnaric, and M. Sindicic. 2008. A multidimensional approach to managing the European brown bear in Croatia. Ursus 19:22-32.  External resource


Hughes, C., B. Frank, N. A. Melnycky, N. T. Yarmey, and J. A. Glikman. 2020. From worship to subjugation: understanding stories about bears to inform conservation efforts. Ursus 2020:1-12, 12.  External resource

Hughes, C., and S. E. Nielsen. 2018. ‘Bear are only the Lightning Rod’: ongoing acrimony in Alberta’s Grizzly Bear Recovery. Society & Natural Resources:1-19.  External resource

Hughes, C., N. Yarmey, A. Morehouse, and S. Nielsen. 2020. Problem perspectives and grizzly bears: a case study of Alberta’s grizzly bear recovery policy. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8.  Download

Jampel, C. 2016. Cattle-based livelihoods, changes in the taskscape, and human-bear conflict in the Ecuadorian Andes. Geoforum 69:84-93.  External resource


Ji, Y., X. Wei, F. Liu, D. Li, J. Li, X. Huang, J. Jiang, and J. Tang. 2022. Assessing the spatial-temporal patterns of conflicts between humans and Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) around the Gaoligongshan Nature Reserve, China. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10.   Download

Johansson, M., I. A. Ferreira, O. G. Stoen, J. Frank, and A. Flykt. 2016. Targeting human fear of large carnivores - many ideas but few known effects. Biological Conservation 201:261-269.  External resource


Kachel, S., K. Anderson, and Q. Shokirov. 2022. Predicting carnivore habitat use and livestock depredation risk with false-positive multi-state occupancy models. Biological Conservation 271:109588.   External resource

Karamanlidis, A. A., A. Sanopoulos, L. Georgiadis, and A. Zedrosser. 2011. Structural and economic aspects of human-bear conflicts in Greece. Ursus 22:141-151.  External resource


Karlsson, J., and M. Sjostrom. 2008. Direct use values and passive use values: implications for conservation of large carnivores. Biodiversity and Conservation 17:883-891.  External resource


Kavcic, I., M. Adamic, P. Kaczensky, M. Krofel, and K. Jerina. 2013. Supplemental feeding with carrion is not reducing brown bear depredations on sheep in Slovenia. Ursus 24:111-119.  External resource


Kavcic, I., M. Adamic, P. Kaczensky, M. Krofel, M. Kobal, and K. Jerina. 2015. Fast food bears: brown bear diet in a human-dominated landscape with intensive supplemental feeding. Wildlife Biology 21:1-8.  Download


Khosravi, R., H. Y. Wan, M.-R. Sadeghi, and S. A. Cushman. 2022. Identifying human–brown bear conflict hotspots for prioritizing critical habitat and corridor conservation in southwestern Iran. Animal Conservation.  External resource

Kirby, R., Alldredge, M. W. and Pauli, J. N. 2016. The diet of black bears tracks the human footprint across a rapidly developing landscape. Biological Conservation 200:51-59.  External resource


Klees van Bommel, J., C. Sun, A. T. Ford, M. Todd, and A. C. Burton. 2022. Coexistence or conflict: black bear habitat use along an urban-wildland gradient. Plos One 17:e0276448.   Download

Knarrum, V., O. J. Sorensen, T. Eggen, T. Kvam, O. Opseth, K. Overskaug, and A. Eidsmo. 2006. Brown bear predation on domestic sheep in central Norway. Ursus 17:67-74.  External resource


Kubo, T., and Y. Shoji. 2014. Spatial tradeoffs between residents' preferences for brown bear conservation and the mitigation of human-bear conflicts. Biological Conservation 176:126-132.  External resource


Kubo, T., and Y. Shoji. 2014. Trade-off between human-wildlife conflict risk and recreation conditions. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:501-510.  External resource


Kubo, T., and Y. Shoji. 2016. Public segmentation based on the risk perception of brown bear attacks and management preferences. European Journal of Wildlife Research 62:203-210.  External resource


Kudrenko, S., A. Ordiz, F. Stytsenko, S. L. Barysheva, S. Bartalev, L. Baskin, and J. E. Swenson. 2021. Brown bear-caused human injuries and fatalities in Russia are linked to human encroachment. Animal Conservation.  Download

Lescureux, N., and J. D. C. Linnell. 2010. Knowledge and perceptions of Macedonian hunters and herders: the influence of species specific ecology of bears, wolves, and lynx. Human Ecology 38:389-399.  External resource


Lewis, D. L., S. Baruch-Mordo, K. R. Wilson, S. W. Breck, J. S. Mao, and J. Broderick. 2015. Foraging ecology of black bears in urban environments: guidance for human-bear conflict mitigation. Ecosphere 6:18.  Download


Lewis, D. L., S. W. Breck, K. R. Wilson, and C. T. Webb. 2014. Modeling black bear population dynamics in a human-dominated stochastic environment. Ecological Modelling 294:51-58.  External resource


Li, C. L., Z. G. Jiang, C. W. Li, S. H. Tang, F. Li, Z. H. Luo, X. G. Ping, Z. Liu, J. Chen, and H. X. Fang. 2015. Livestock depredations and attitudes of local pastoralists toward carnivores in the Qinghai Lake Region, China. Wildlife Biology 21:204-212.  Download


Linnell, J. D. C., R. Aanes, J. E. Swenson, J. Odden, and M. E. Smith. 1997. Translocation of carnivores as a method for managing problem animals: a review. Biodiversity and Conservation 6:1245-1257.  External resource


Liu, F., McShea, W. J., Garshelis, D. L., Zhu, X. J., Wang, D. J. and Shao, L. K. 2011. Human-wildlife conflicts influence attitudes but not necessarily behaviors: factors driving the poaching of bears in China. Biological Conservation 144:538-547.  External resource


Mabille, G., A. Stien, T. Tveraa, A. Mysterud, H. Broseth, and J. D. C. Linnell. 2015. Sheep farming and large carnivores: what are the factors influencing claimed losses? Ecosphere 6:17.  Download


Mace, R. D., and J. S. Waller. 1996. Grizzly bear distribution and human conflicts in Jewel Basin hiking area, Swan Mountains, Montana. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:461-467.  External resource


MacHutchon, A. G., and D. W. Wellwood. 2002. Assessing the risk of bear-human interaction at river campsites. Ursus 13:293-297.  External resource


Maguire, L. A., and C. Servheen. 1992. Integrating biological and socialogical concerns in endangered species management - augmentation of grizzly bear populations. Conservation Biology 6:426-434.  External resource


Marley, J., A. Hyde, J. H. Salkeld, M. C. Prima, L. Parrott, S. E. Senger, and R. C. Tyson. 2017. Does human education reduce conflicts between humans and bears? An agent-based modelling approach. Ecological Modelling 343:15-24.  External resource


Mathiesen, K. E., M. Barmoen, K. M. Bærum, and M. Johansson. 2021. Trust in researchers and researchers' statements in large carnivore conservation. People and Nature.  Download

Mazur, R. L. 2010. Does aversive conditioning reduce human-black bear conflict? Journal of Wildlife Management 74:48-54.  External resource


McFadden-Hiller, J. E., D. E. Beyer, and J. L. Belant. 2016. Spatial distribution of black bear incident reports in Michigan. Plos One 11:17.  Download


Merkle, J. A., P. R. Krausman, and M. M. Booth. 2011. Behavioral and attitudinal change of residents exposed to human-bear interactions. Ursus 22:74-83.  External resource


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Penteriani, V., M. D. Delgado, F. Pinchera, J. Naves, A. Fernandez-Gil, I. Kojola, S. Harkonen, H. Norberg, J. Frank, J. M. Fedriani, V. Sahlen, O. G. Stoen, J. E. Swenson, P. Wabakken, M. Pellegrini, S. Herrero, and J. V. Lopez-Bao. 2016. Human behaviour can trigger large carnivore attacks in developed countries. Scientific Reports 6:8.  Download


Peters, W., M. Hebblewhite, M. Cavedon, L. Pedrotti, A. Mustoni, F. Zibordi, C. Groff, M. Zanin, and F. Cagnacci. 2015. Resource selection and connectivity reveal conservation challenges for reintroduced brown bears in the Italian Alps. Biological Conservation 186:123-133.  External resource


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Prajapati, U., V. K. Koli, and K. S. G. Sundar. 2021. Vulnerable sloth bears are attracted to human food waste: a novel situation in Mount Abu town, India. Oryx:1-9.  Download

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Sakiyama, T., J. Morimoto, J. Matsubayashi, Y. Furukawa, M. Kondo, H. Tsuruga, T. Mano, and F. Nakamura. 2021. Factors influencing lifespan dependency on agricultural crops by brown bears. Landscape and Ecological Engineering.  External resource

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Sangay, T., and K. Vernes. 2008. Human-wildlife conflict in the Kingdom of Bhutan: patterns of livestock predation by large mammalian carnivores. Biological Conservation 141:1272-1282.  External resource


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Thomsen, J. M., E. C. Metcalf, K. Coe, and A. R. Ocañas. 2022. Thru-hikers’ attitudes about potential management actions for interactions with grizzly bears along the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail. Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 39:100557.  External resource

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Toncheva, S., R. Fletcher, and E. Turnhout. 2021. Convivial conservation from the bottom-up: human-bear cohabitation in the Rodopi mountains of Bulgaria. Conservation & Society.  Download

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Wilder, J. M., L. S. Mangipane, T. Atwood, A. Kochnev, T. Smith, and D. Vongraven. 2023. Efficacy of bear spray as a deterrent against polar bears. Wildlife Society Bulletin 47:e1403.   Download

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Books and book chapters

Atwood, T. C., and J. M. Wilder. 2021. Human-polar bear interactions. Pages 325-353 in R. W. Davis and A. M. Pagano, editors. Ethology and Behavioral Ecology of Sea Otters and Polar Bears. Springer International Publishing, Cham.  External resource


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