This week we go behind the headlines for a closer look at Human-Bear Conflicts.  These conflicts occur not just in the western US, not just in the USA, but across the world.  Bears and people increasingly find themselves in one another's habitat.  It's both a success story and a challenge for people, bears, and bear managers.

In today's show, US Fish and Wildlife Service Grizzly Recovery Coordinator Chris Servheen talks about the nature of the problem and what's being done. 

Human Bear Conflict (HBC) is a major international animal welfare problem, affecting all eight bear species and giving rise to economic, social, political and conservation challenges for humans. This Human-Bear Conflict website deals with consequences for animal welfare.