Monday, May 16, 2005

Brown bears on Switzerland's door

After centuries of being hunted to the verge of extinction, the brown bear is making a comeback in Europe and could soon appear in Switzerland.

Suitable habitats have been identified in the Engadine as well as from northern Graub√ľnden through Glarus cantons down to central Switzerland. The nearest brown bear population is reckoned to be between 38 and 87 kilometres away from Switzerland in the Trentino region.

So as long as measures are taken to make sure we all can live together in a habitat with bears and humans alike, the brown bear just might be on its way for a come back.

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