Transboundary challenges – the bear M13

I’ve talked before about the challenges of transboundary parksĀ  in relation to southern Africa and Yellowstone Park. Wildlife conservation and reintroduction programsĀ  introduced on one side of a shared territorial line can’t always control what happens just across the often invisible lines that we call international or regional borders. A new case in point is…

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M13 – There will be bear

We had out-of-town visitors with us over the weekend. One of them is a designer/builder, and he brought his two snow-deprived teenagers with him. They did some skiing, and then they used all the snow in our garden to build a 4-person igloo worthy of providing actual shelter. The garden is not the pristine sheet…

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M13 – Bear with no name

I suspect there’s a reason that the brown bear known as M13, who has been a regular in the Swiss and German news over the last year or so, has remained as nameless as other 00 agents in a James Bond movie: M13’s ending isn’t going to be happy ever after. It’s best if the…

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