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Why we need to get over our fear of bears

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A brown Black Bear
by Larry Halverson

“The woods aren't filled with frightening and unpredictable bears...

the woods are filled with frightened and unpredictable people. Kevin van Tighem, former superintendent of Banff National Park believes Canadians' fear of the forest giants, and our efforts to control them, threatens the whole species.”

Listen to CBC’s excellent interview with Kevin.