• Petitioned Protect Minnesota's Research Bears

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Protect Minnesota's Research Bears

Protect Minnesota's Research Bears

    1. T.R.  Michels
    2. Petition by

      T.R. Michels

      Inver Grove Heights, MN

We should Protect Minnesota's Research Bears because of:

 
1.The importance of Black Bear Research to the scientific community, which can influence bear management in the State, and conservation efforts around the world.

2. The educational value of bear management, bear conservation and wildlife conservation in general - to the hundreds of school children and adults, not only in Minnesota, but around the world, who watch the internet bear cameras of the Wildlife Research Institute in Ely, Minnesota.

 
3. The economic impact of visitors to the City of Ely, Minnesota, the surrounding areas and the State of Minnesota in these difficult economic times, through the increase in eco-tourism from visitors to the Bear Center and Wolf Center - from visitors from around the world, which can help springboard eco-tourism as an industry in the state, which is one of the top two birding areas in the United States, and because it has a large number of natural history locations for eco-tourism visitors to visit across the state, which will help grow the economy of the State of Minnesota.

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I support this cause. Please also check out my petition to address human trafficking in the province of bc. http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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    • Kelly Herrmann BROOKLYN CENTER, MN
      • about 3 years ago

      Because we have so much to learn from them.

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    • Debbie Collett GHENT, NY
      • about 3 years ago

      Because these research bears should not be subject to HUNTING! No hunting should be allowed in their area. We've lost one...lets protect the rest!

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    • JoAnn May MAPLE SHADE, NJ
      • about 3 years ago

      To protect the bears as scientists continue their important work.

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    • anita callow CHISLEHURST, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 3 years ago

      I have followed the bears for about a year now and i love the work they do at the research centre, help us to understand the bears and it was my dream to do a course next year and maybe see Hope,but she had been shot which broke my heart, I still want to visit and help protect the bears.

      They mean so much to me.

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