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Bear Biologist at UM-Dearborn 10/19



The Bear Alliance
221 Broadview Avenue, Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M4M 2G3
Phone: (416) 462-9541
Fax: (416) 462-9647

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 17, 1996

CONTACT: Ainslie Willock, Director, (416) 462-9541

WORLD RENOWNED BEAR BIOLOGIST TO SPEAK AT UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, DEARBORN

DEARBORN - On Saturday, October 19, at 11:00 A.M., Dr. Lynn Rogers will give
a lecture to students and interested citizens on the University of
Michigan-Dearborn campus. The lecture, which is scheduled to coincide with
Governor John Engler's Black Bear Awareness Week, will highlight Dr. Rogers'
more than 25 years of work with black bears. His lecture on coexisting with
black bears will dispel many of the myths perpetuated about these timid and
docile giants of North America.

Dr. Rogers is renowned for his unique studies of black bears, which began in
Michigan in the mid 1960s as a graduate student at Michigan State
University. Most of Dr. Rogers' research was done while he worked for the
U.S. Forest Service. His work has been featured by both the National
Geographic Society and the Discovery Channel.

Sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson has compared Dr. Rogers' studies with those
of the long term research projects of Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Iain
Douglas-Hamilton on elephants, and George B. Schaller on lions. Wilson
labels Dr. Rogers' work as one of the "four major pioneering studies of
large mammals."

The lecture will be held at 11:00 A.M. in Room 1029 of the University Mall,
University of Michigan-Dearborn. The public is welcome to hear Dr. Rogers
present his lecture on this landmark research.

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