Saving Bears from Russia's Nouveaux Riche

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Saving Bears from Russia's Nouveaux Riche

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Bears were once hunted by Russians for their fur and their blubber, but trophy hunting is gaining ground among a wealthy new class with cash to burn. Russian authorities have made efforts to crack down particularly on den hunting, or the stalking of a mother bear with her young during winter hibernation, which leaves hundreds of cubs orphaned each year.

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