Relationships between bears and humans will be a matter of discussion in Kamchatka
The workshop will take place in late October. However, the organizers have already called for applications and expect provisional reports from participants.
The brown bear is widely spread across the whole Russian Far East. In the last decade, the bear population in Kamchatka has grown 30% which is concerning to both scientists and the public. That growth coincides with increased anthropogenic impact on the ecosystems and inevitably leads to the increased number of conflicts between humans and bears. Scientists, authorities, and environmentalists face a challenging task: to save the brown bear population and protect people at the same time. Solving this task will demand bear population monitoring and management.