With today’s ability to transmit live streaming video from remote locations, and camera technology that allows us to place very small cameras under very extreme conditions, we discovered that we can use this technology to inform and educate millions of people to better understand the biological, scientific and environmental needs of our precious wildlife. As a result of this you will have the rare opportunity to witness one of nature’s finest moments, the hibernation of a wild Black Bear in her natural environment and witness the birth of her newborn cubs.
This amazing feat would not be possible without the cooperation of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Their group of dedicated biologists have been studying Black Bears in the State of Maine since 1975. Every winter this team of biologists will trek through Maine’s forest and track down the approximately 80 Black Bears with radio collars. These bears provide the data that is needed to continue the research to help us understand the balance between bears and their environment.
This is just one example of how the Wildlife Research Foundation will contribute to the success of wildlife research, not just Black Bears but all of the nation’s wildlife.
The wildlife biologists involved in Maine’s Black Bear study are true professionals, and are passionate about Black Bears.