Great Photos of Bears

Photo Credit Hank Perry

"Alive the grizzly is a symbol of freedom and understanding - a sign that man can learn to conserve what is left of the earth. Extinct, it will be another fading testimony to things man should have learned more about but was preoccupied with himself to notice. In its beleaguered condition, it is above all a symbol of what man is doing to the entire planet. If we can learn from these experiences, and learn rationally, both grizzly and man may have a chance to survive."
-Frank Craighead ("Track of the Grizzly",1979)


'"When a pine needle falls in the forest, the eagle sees it, the deer hears it, and the bear smells it."
- An Old First Nations saying


"Bears keep me humble. They help keep the world in perspective and to see where I fit on the spectrum of life.
We need to preserve the wilderness and its monarchs for ourselves, and for the dreams of children.
We should fight for these things as if our life depends on it, because it does."
-Wayne Lynch ("Bears:Monarchs of the Northern Wilderness", 1993)


"Black bears rarely attack. But here's the thing. Sometimes they do. All Bears are agile, cunning and immensely strong, and they are always hungry. If they want to kill you and eat you, they can, and pretty much whenever they want. That doesn't happen often, but - and here is the absolutely salient point - once would be enough."
-Bill Bryson. A Walk In the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail

"It would be fitting . I think , if among the last man made tracks on earth would be found the huge footprints of the great brown bear."
-Earl Fleming (American naturalist, 1958)

"Relegating grizzlies to Alaska is about like relegating happiness to heaven; one may never get there."
-Aldo Leopold (in "A Sand County Almanac", 1948)


" The Mountains have always been here, and in them the bears."
-Rick Bass (in The Lost Grizzlies, page 97)

"When all the dangerous cliff are fenced off, all the trees that might fall on people are cut down all the insects that bite have been poisoned ... and all the grizzly are dead because they are occasionally dangerous, the wilderness will not be made safe. Rather, the safety will have destroyed the wilderness"
-R.Yorke Edwards (Canadian environmentalist)

"The fate of bears in many areas of the world will be decided in the next 10-20 years.
The future of several species is in serious doubt. The elimination of bears from 50-75 percent of their historic range has already occurred and the remaining range will decrease unless serious efforts are focused on bear conservation."
-Dr. Chris Servheen, biologist (1990 Report on the Status of Bears) 





"If the human race is to survive, then we must respect the rights of other species to survive. Sharing bedroom space with a grizzly bear is not practical but sharing wilderness space is. We must therefore,restrict human activity in spaces where threatened or endangered species live. We must stay out of their bedroom. Set aside some wild spaces while they exist. Closing the wild spaces after all of the wild things are gone will not work."
-Bob McMeans (member, Virginia Outdoors Writers Association)

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