Himalayan Brown Bear with cubs
“We will conserve only what we love,
We will love only what we understand,
We will understand only what we are taught.”
A recent study on the Himalayan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos isabellinus) has predicted a significant reduction in suitable habitat and biological corridors of the species in the climate change scenario, prompting scientists to suggest an adaptive spatial planning of protected area network in the western Himalayas for conserving the species.
For species like Himalayan Brown Bear, which are found in the western Himalayas, such studies are very crucial as the habitat of such species is highly vulnerable to climate and unless we plan in advance, we cannot sustain its population in future.