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Webinar: The Influence of Personal Experiences on Perceptions of Black Bears in New Jersey

Monday, April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Speaker: Joseph Paulin, Rutgers University.

Abstract: For the wildlife element we will explore how over the past 30 years, people have more regularly interacted with black bears in New Jersey. These experiences can be both positive and undesirable. Although it can be exciting to see a bear from afar while hiking, bears have also been known to frequent residential neighborhoods, rummage through garbage, and cause agricultural damage that negatively impacts farmers’ livelihoods. In this talk, we will discuss research that explores how direct personal experiences with bears can influence public tolerance and support for management. 

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Monday, April 29
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT


NJ Agricultural Experiment Station Environmental Stewards
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