Posts tagged as bears

Estonian police call of search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search of two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Estonian police call off search for bears in capital Tallinn

Friday, May 15, 2020

Estonian police have called off a search for two bears, a mother and her cub, after they were spotted wandering on the outskirts of the country’s capital, Tallinn. They had probably moved on elsewhere, the Estonian authorities said. “No further signs of the bears were found in the morning, which suggests that they have moved on,” according to Estonia’s Rescue Board  quoted   by the country’s public broadcaster ERR. The…

Bears return to Latvia – what should you do if you meet one?

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

With people increasingly turning to nature for relaxation, the increasing number of reported brown bear sightings is just one of several indications that bear numbers have increased in Latvia, according to the Nature Conservation Agency (DAP) on April 28. Over the past few weeks people have called in brown bear sightings from Līgatne, Aizkraukle, the Limbaži area and the Madona territory. DAP Environmental Protection Department Director Gita Strode attributes the…

Estonian bears still recovering from a century-old genetic bottleneck

Friday, November 29, 2019

Do bears have as good a life in Estonia as we think? A doctoral student at the University of Tartu, Peeter Anijalg, explains why we need Russian bears; what happened to Estonian bears during the bottleneck a century ago; where Estonian bears take refuge in tough times, and why genetic diversity is important. Today there are estimated to be approximately 700 to 800 bears in Estonia, but their life in…

Hunter: Bears running out of territory, pushing closer to human settlements

Monday, August 5, 2019

Because the number of bears in Estonia has recently increased, young animals quickly run out of territory and are forced closer to human settlements, hunter Peeter Hussar explained to ERR’s Vikerraadio on Monday. This is the reason why bears have become a more recent sight also closer to farms, villages, and towns across the country. Hussar said on Vikerraadio’s morning programme on Monday that in Estonia, the status of bears…

St. Petersburg animal activists want Estonia to send bears back to Russia

Thursday, July 25, 2019

In a letter to Estonian Minister of the Environment Rene Kokk, Russian animal activists are asking to leave the two bears that have caused a lot of commotion in Estonia’s Valga county alive and guide them back to Russia if possible, Postimees reported. Jelena Bobrova, president of the St. Petersburg-based animal welfare organization “Baltiskaya zabota o zhivotnyh,” says in the letter to the Estonian minister that her concerns are caused by…