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Do you think a reintroduction possible for the Asturian bear cub PROVIDED she recovers from her injuries?  

Yes, but only back to her mother
Yes, but on her own when she's old enough
No, it would never work

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« Reply #260 on: January 08, 2010, 19:16 PM »
What a great story Lisa, :clapping:

Do you know how they took care of the blood clot?

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Oops, sorry, should have read the back story a bit more, have found my answer on page 10!
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« Reply #261 on: April 12, 2010, 13:41 PM »
The latest bear news from the Cordillera Cantábrica. A possible case of poisoning, provisional numbers of females with cubs for 2009 and incursions into Galicia.
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« Reply #262 on: April 09, 2011, 14:37 PM »
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« Reply #263 on: September 27, 2011, 11:15 AM »
Asturian bears mating in late August!
http://www.thepicosdeeuropa.com/wildlife/bears/85-an-atypical-season.html

P.S. Nick or Clive, any idea how to delete the poll in this board now?
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« Reply #264 on: September 29, 2011, 21:02 PM »
mmm...can't work how to do it. Thanks for the news. Will link to it
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« Reply #265 on: May 05, 2012, 21:15 PM »
Any upto date reports on the bears? I've enjoyed reading this informative thread.  :)

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« Reply #266 on: May 08, 2012, 11:36 AM »
No news is good news Dave  :) Apart from a lone cub found on a road in Somiedo, somehow separated from her mother. The poor thing is now being looked after in a wildlife rehabilitation centre in Burgos with a view to being released when she's big enough.
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« Reply #267 on: May 08, 2012, 21:58 PM »
Ah poor little one, I hope things work out.

I look forward to no news soon then in that case!  :)

It looks and sounds like an amazing part of the world down there, and I'm hoping to come down there in the autumn for a week or so. . .

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« Reply #268 on: May 17, 2012, 21:07 PM »
Hi Lisa, my Spanish isn't great. Are there any English sights that are good for up to date information on these bears? I'm struggling to find anything and the FAPAS sight when translated to English doesn't seem to have any upto date information?

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« Reply #269 on: July 19, 2012, 23:09 PM »
http://www.ambientum.com/boletino/noticias/Galicia-expone-consulta-plan-recuperacion-oso-pardo.asp

 Is anyone able to give a brief translation of what the above is about?

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« Reply #270 on: July 20, 2012, 13:54 PM »
With the publication in the DOG that starts the processing and resolution is subject to the public participation to the proposal of the decree which revise the plan of recovery of the brown bear in Galicia, for a period of one month, individuals and associations will contribute with their aportacións to the elaboration of this conservation plan.

The scope of the plan extends for a total of 64.820 hrs, including partially councils of Cervantes, Navia de Suarna, Negueira de Muñiz, Pedrafita do Cebreiro, Folgoso do Courel, Quiroga, Triacastela and Samos.

The aim of this initiative of the Department that runs Agustín Hernández is the preservation and consolidation of the population of Grizzly in Galicia to be a viable player heart and get the recolonization of the potential areas. For this purpose, a series of measures for action focused in avoid non-natural mortality of the species, ensure its genetic purity, implement measures for the improvement and conservation of its habitat, ensure the necessary tranquility to the development of its life cycle and promote connectivity with populations une of León and Asturias are established. In addition, is intended to reduce the conflict the more continued presence of the species may cause, developing measures for damage.

Also proposed a series of measures for the monitoring and investigation of the species, and actions of information, environmental education and social participation, that the conservation of the species will move to the local population.

Finally, the conservation of the brown bear is intended that view as an opportunity for development of rural communities , where the species is found; This plan aims to the bear may become a natural quality mark and to provide incentive for the socio-economic development of the territory included in the scope of the recovery plan.

Three differentiated areas

The review of the recovery plan redefines its scope, contemplating it and differentiating three types of areas:

    Areas of presence: located in Serra two Ancares, with an area of 29.222 Ha; they are those that counted with the presence of the species in recent years more or less permanently and which present a favourable habitat for the Grizzly.
    The presence area includes at the same time Critical Areas, which are areas vital for the survival and recovery of the species within the area of presence, and have a surface of 5.577 has.
    Areas of potential distribution, with an area of 35.598 Ha, corresponding to areas where the brown bear appeared in recent years on an occasional basis, but which present an appropriate means so that the species can recolonize them. Four potential areas located in Negueira de Muñiz, Courel, Asilant and Ancares-Courel corridor were identified.

One of the most threatened species of the Galician fauna

The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is one of the most threatened of the Galician fauna species, being included in the category in danger of extinction, in the Galician catalogue of endangered species. National and regional legislation requires that the species listed in this category have an instrument to change this situation, resulting in the recovery plans. Galicia adopted by Decree 149/1992 of 5 June, the brown bear Recovery Plan, document that, after 20 years of validity, is reviewed now, adapting to new conditions and challenges for the conservation of the species. Plan that is reviewed at the present time marked a major turning point in the conservation of the brown bear in Galicia but many are still actions to perform if we are to achieve consolidation and increase of the population of bears in Galicia.

The brown bear is distributed in the Cantabrian mountain range by four autonomous communities, exist two populations that were practically cut off each other for half a century. On the one hand, in the eastern part (Cantabria, Palencia, León and Asturias) with a reduced and apparent stagnation in population (25-30 individuals), and another (Leon, Asturias and Galicia) West with more numerous population troops (approximately 160 individuals), which enjoys a vigorous recovery in recent years. The population of Galicia bears consists of a few specimens whose area of camping is located partially in the mountains in the eastern part of Lugo.


Not perfect but understandable I hope   :dancing:
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« Reply #271 on: January 16, 2013, 21:16 PM »
It seems there is good news on the Spanish bear front: http://www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/sociedad/2013/01/14/poblacion-oso-pardo-crece-recoloniza-cabecera-navia/0003_201301G14P24991.htm Is anyone able to translate, or offer any further updates?

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« Reply #272 on: January 24, 2013, 17:13 PM »

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« Reply #273 on: January 25, 2013, 13:23 PM »
Hi davejsy,
as naturactivo points out, it's not all a bed of roses for the western population of bears but they do seem to be doing O.K. and spreading into Galicia. The eastern population is another matter though. Only about 25 - 30 individuals and not growing due to poor management and a lack of will on the part of the Castilian Leonese government to do anything about it.
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« Reply #274 on: March 26, 2014, 23:58 PM »
Hi all

Just read about and seen the photo of a bear in La Sierra de Cabrerra!

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« Reply #275 on: March 27, 2014, 00:49 AM »
ummmmm Steve!

Where did you read it?

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« Reply #276 on: March 27, 2014, 21:08 PM »
Hi Clive ..... you seem sceptical ....... I agree Zamora is a long way south .....

Its here

www.carnivoreconservation.org

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Go to Yesterday - Oso vuelve .......article

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« Reply #277 on: March 27, 2014, 21:19 PM »
If the link from the above article is broken try

La Opinion

Article - El oso vuelve a comer miel en Zamora

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« Reply #278 on: March 28, 2014, 13:10 PM »
Hi Clive and Steve
Yes, Saw this report recently put, Oso volver a comer miel en Zamora, and it is there
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