Kamchatka, Russia | Where the Salmon Rule, National Geographic Magazine: Russian Brown Bears in Kamchatka

Grizzlies fish for salmon in one of the best spots where the Ozernaya River flows into Kurilskoe Lake.  Brown bears are not pack animals and an abundant food supply attracts them to the same place to hunt. The Kurilskoe Preserve is the model for poaching enforcement in all of Kamchatka. It is the only way to protect the last wild place that produces all seven species of salmon.


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