Illustration for article titled Reducing Roads Could Boost Nations Number One Threat...Bears!

A study conducted by biologists Scott Nielsen and Mark Boyce at the University of Alberta indicates if road density is not reduced in logging areas, the grizzly population may continue its decline in the Canuckian province. Apparently, roads in and out of logging areas increase the animals' risk of death though human-bear conflict, vehicle-caused collisions, poaching and displacement from feeding and habitat areas. It's estimated there are currently less than 500 grizzly bears in Alberta. You know what this means people — we can't let up. We must build more logging roads in Alberta. Come on people, remember, we're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here from taking our honey and picnic baskets. [Physorg]

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