American Black Bear

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Based in Boerne, Texas, Jonah Evans works as the state mammalogist for Texas Parks and Wildlife. He is responsible for study and protection of non-game and rare mammals in Texas, but has had direct experience with black bears, based on years in the Trans-Pecos and Big Bend area, which bears have been recolonizing, and by his part in drafting bear response guidelines and management plans. Here he discusses the hard triage decisions that he, and the state at large, must make to allocate resources for protecting bears, as well as other creatures that may be facing even more challenges.

Date RecordedDecember 3, 2020
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweeJonah Evans
LocationBoerne, Texas
Time Code01:17:02