The world’s bear researchers meet every 18 months. Past meetings have been
in Greece, the Georgian Republic, etc. This one’s in Alaska, starting June
12. This is a big deal. Among other events, there are evening lectures
open to the public, one by mauling survivor Dan Bigley, the guy who had the
top of his face removed by a bear in Alaska, another by well-known public
broadcaster Richard Nelson. But our guests will be biologists. Our panel
will delve into the science of a subject that is always of acute interest
to Alaskans, from Polar Bear tundra to Brown Bear stream to Black Bear
rainforest. Bear biology, status and bear/human behavior will be on the
HOST: Steve Heimel
- Steve Amstrup, Chief Scientist, Polar Bears International, by
telephone from Wyoming.
- Dave Garshelis, Bear co-chairman, International Union for the Conservation
of Nature, by telephone from Minnesota
- Margaret Williams, World Wildlife Fund, one of the conference organizers,
- Statewide callers
- Call 550-8422 (Anchorage) or 1-800-478-8255 (statewide) during the live broadcast
- Post your comment before, during or after the live broadcast (comments may be read on air).
- Send email to talk [at] alaskapublic [dot] org (comments may be read on air)
LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.