Phase II: Kamchatka Grizzly Bear Research Project of Maureen Enns and Charles Russell
2003 Research Goals
This, our 8thyear, is shaping up to be a very rewarding final year of our co-existence study, however, to be so is dependent on Biscuit successfully birthing and raising her first set of cubs. We will soon be there to see how everything is progressing.
As so often before, dire predictions are being made as to how Biscuit's response to us might change when she has cubs; that she will become protective to the point of being dangerous for us to ever be near. Our guess is that she will present her cubs to us with great pride and that there will be little, if any difference in the very reliable trust that we began to develop when she was a very small cub herself.
Overall Goals & Future Applications of Research
· This summer completes our
last year of intensive field research at Kambalnoe Lake. Prove that mutual
friendship is sustainable with Biscuit and her cubs.
-Charlie and Maureen
As Maureen Enns and Charlie Russell move into their eighth year of
research on human-bear co-existence, in Kamchatka, they continue to
be highly appreciative of the support and contributions of their sponsors.
As the study moves on, they start to think of its conclusion in one
year, its future application and the legacy of the project in Kamchatka.
They would like to thank The Schad Foundation for their generous annual
contribution and support from day one. They also wish to thank everyone
else who made it possible for them to do this amazing piece of research.
Mogens F. Smed Fund of The Calgary Foundation
Adanac Corporate Services Ltd.
SIPS Marketing Inc.
Lease Specialties Inc.
Dr. Robert Oberheide
Pat and Rosemarie Keough
Gordon and Wendy Cartwright
John and Marguerite Dinius
Cliff and Anne White
Dorothy Richardson and Lois Addison
Karl Heinz and Angelika Reitze
Stephen R. Street
Gillian and Basil Seaton
Contributions In Kind:
Nicky Davis, Barrister and Solicitor
DLS Imaging Ltd.
Masters Gallery Framing
Christine and Larry SmithEster Brenner, ERB Accounting Services
Dr. Bill Hanlon
Maureen and Mike Heffring
Raincoast Conservation Society, Washington, USA
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