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February 14, 2012
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February 14, 2012
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This organization is a joke. If you dare to ask questions your loyalty is questioned by the researchers and then the so called fans start a campaign against you. Thought it was supposed to be about Black bear research and education? Don’t dare to disagree with their work! Is this really how a non-profit works?
The bears are the ones to suffer in the long run, they are habituated and when it comes to hunting season the bears don’t stand a chance. Research ? Already habituated bears have been fed in and around Ely for decades long before the WRI adopted their “methods”.

One of the ‘researchers’ answered a question recently on the FB page forum that a campaign for protecting these bears will not be happening this year or in the future! Why not? Because they don’t care about the Bears it is all about the $$’s. Another animal being exploited by humans! Put an end to this exploitation please!

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February 14, 2012
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February 14, 2012
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Dr. Lynn Rogers, and Sue Mansfield are reaching a wide spread audience with important information on how we can better to co-habitat with black bears.
I am particularly pleased that a whole new generation will learn facts not fiction about black bears through the Education Outreach program
currently under development by the North American Bear Center.

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February 14, 2012
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February 14, 2012
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Dr. Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield have helped to educate the world about black bears; their efforts, through trust based research, have changed our perception of these magnificent creatures. Through the use of cameras in dens and Black Bear Education Boxes in classrooms our children have opportunities like never before to learn about nature and animals.

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February 14, 2012
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February 14, 2012
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Dr. Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield, biologists, have studied individual black bears in one clan for many years. Through their work they have been able to walk with the bears and gain valuable insight into eating, breeding, reproductive and family socialization habits of the black bear, and to then share this information with the world. They have provided tools for education in classrooms and opportunities for filming documentaries by the BBC. They have given me a changed perception of the black bear, from an animal to be simply feared, to an animal to be respected, remembering that it is a wild animal.

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February 13, 2012
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February 13, 2012
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The Wildlife Research Institute operates under the guise of "education" and "research" They exploit the bears that they study for money and notoriety. Not only are their research methods are not up to standard and their research permit is currently restricted by the Minnesota DNR, but they continually habituate these bears to humans other than themselves. This has been going on for years. These bears have been petted and fed by humans for years and this endangers their lives in the wild. I would not recommend this organization to any educator or student of wildlife studies. The WRI plays on the emotions and psychological needs of their fans and they cause great harm to the bears in the process.

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February 13, 2012
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February 13, 2012
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I am shocked at how poorly this organization treats the people that donate money to support it. I will definitely never donate again and recommend that you really think twice about donating to this organization. There are many other far more well deserving charities.

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