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To develop a conceptual understanding of the interaction between tourists and bears, this study examined the responses of brown bears (Ursus arctos) to experimentally introduced tourism at Douglas River in south-central Alaska within the framework of current predator-prey theory. Factors eliciting...

Author(s)
Rode, K. D.; Farley, S. D.; Robbins, C. T.
Publisher
Elsevier, Oxford, UK
Citation
Biological Conservation, 2006, 133, 1, pp 70-80
Abstract

Wildlife viewing is a primary attraction at Denali National Park (DNP), with most visitors wishing to observe the "Big 5": grizzly bear (Ursus arctos), wolf (Canis lupus), caribou (Rangifer tarandus), Dall sheep (Ovis dalli dalli), and moose (Alces alces gigas). This study explored the role of...

Author(s)
Skibins, J. C.; Hallo, J. C.; Sharp, J. L.; Manning, R. E.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 2012, 17, 2, pp 112-128
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Cover for Busing among the grizzlies at Denali.

Denali National Park and Preserve offers visitors the premier opportunity in North America to see large concentrations of charismatic wildlife, including grizzly bears and wolves. The park is managed in ways that allow visitor access but guard against wildlife disturbance (Impacts to wildlife) and...

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845939311)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Bear Etiquette in Katmai.

Visitors to Katmai National Park and Preserve have the opportunity to view brown bears at close range as they gather to feast on migrating salmon. But increasing demand for viewing opportunities, coupled with the large concentration of bears found in the area, has led to concerns about visitor...

Author(s)
Manning, R. E.; Anderson, L. E.
ISBN
2012 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845939311)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

Although numerous studies have documented behavioral effects of nature-based tourism on wildlife populations, few studies have determined whether behavioral changes translate to effects on individual condition and population health. This issue is currently a concern for wildlife managers in Alaska, ...

Author(s)
Rode, K. D.; Farley, S. D.; Fortin, J.; Robbins, C. T.
Publisher
Wildlife Society, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Management, 2007, 71, 3, pp 929-939
Abstract

This study quantifies the interactions between brown bears (Ursus arctos) and people in Wolverine Creek and Cove (Alaska, USA) by determining:(1) the number, age, sex and species of bears using the area; (2) the number and spatiotemporal distribution of live and dead salmon captured by bears; (3)...

Author(s)
Tollefson, T. N.; Matt, C.; Meehan, J.; Robbins, C. T.
Publisher
Wildlife Society, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Journal of Wildlife Management, 2005, 69, 2, pp 810-817
Abstract

The increasing popularity of brown bear (Ursus arctos) viewing at Brooks River in Katmai National Park, Alaska has resulted in overcrowded facilities, increasing bear-human conflicts, displacement of bears from important habitats, and degradation of cultural resources. To partially address these...

Author(s)
DeBruyn, T. D.; Smith, T. S.; Proffitt, K.; Partridge, S.; Drummer, T. D.
Publisher
Wildlife Society, Bethesda, USA
Citation
Wildlife Society Bulletin, 2004, 32, 4, pp 1132-1140

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