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Canada’s Bow Valley has been living harmoniously with grizzly bears and other wildlife for the the past 20 years. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ Get More Short Film Showcase: http://bit.ly/ShortFilmShowcase About Short Film Showcase: The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners. See more from National Geographic's Short Film Showcase at http://documentary.com Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta In addition to adding bear-proof trash cans, the burgeoning town has also replaced attractants like fruit trees, built wildlife crossings over highways, and provided education to the local populace. Their creative solutions have helped to manage local wildlife while keeping residents and visitors safe to enjoy the beautiful scenery the area has to offer. See this problem-solving town take action in this short film by Leanne Allison and Front Range Films. http://www.beingcaribou.com/necessaryjourneys/film.html http://www.frontrangefilms.com/ Learn more at http://BearConflict.org. About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. People and Bears Live in Harmony in This Wildlife-Friendly Town | Short Film Showcase https://youtu.be/a8oknbDLrzA National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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National Geographic (1 year ago)
Canada's Bow Valley draws over 4 million visitors every year to its wildlife-friendly town. How do you think other places in the world can achieve this level of coexistence between people and animals?
smart guy in a hoodie (12 days ago)
This looks really expensive
Kellie Everts 48-28-38 conducts Night Train (20 days ago)
Merry Chase (10 hours ago)
I feel this is a lie because surely people get along with wildlife everywhere except cases where they get eaten. This place is no different from any other places with bears. You are never going to have a purely harmonious relationship because bears like to eat meat and we look like salmon.
Gina Land (8 days ago)
💕 🐻 💕🦊💕🐺💕🦌💕🐐
Joe Loop (8 days ago)
What Kind of harmony is that where you force others out of their Habitat? The Video put Me in a Bad Mood
benjimun (9 days ago)
Canada the best in wild life 😵💔😘🌿🌿🌿
Georgia Ruff (17 days ago)
This is how all of the world should live
lairdriver (18 days ago)
Canada leads the way for species preservation.
Christian (19 days ago)
That’s actually really smart
Kelci F (20 days ago)
I had a dream last night where I was gonna go for a bike ride and there were bears walking around and I opened my garage door, there was a bear, but it didn’t attack me instead it became my pet and it was wild I named him charlie and I pet him multiple times I thought he was gonna scratch me when I saw him for the first time but he put him paw on me, held me down, and he almost died because there was a shooter he lived a happy fifteen years but I died of cancer in my dream
Jeremy Harris (26 days ago)
Stop feeding them for a couple generations and see what happens. Or how about a nice stroll at midnight, like I do every evening in my neighborhood?? You’re completely ignorant if you think we can “co-exist” with all the predatory species shown here. This was a story by journalists and Art/Film majors; DEFINITELY not scientists.. just in case anyone was thinking this was an educational piece rather than just a piece of journalism. Everybody: Do NOT try and coexist. Think I’m wrong? ..set up a hut in the Serengeti. One of the species should leave, whether forced or willing.
Grizzly CA (28 days ago)
i love bears and i think its richt to like protect both sides and not only humans.
Ulle Bishope (1 month ago)
NG you should've selected a different title because people can't exist ANYWHERE on this Earth in harmony. If it this were the case our planet wouldn't be dying.
Papa Big bird Smurf (1 month ago)
Jessica Hicking (1 month ago)
My god i want to move there!! SO BEAUTIFUL!!
Kelly M (1 month ago)
This is beautiful; it's so refreshing to see people acting like people in a world where it seems like we've degenerated into a more animalistic version of ourselves
Morris X (1 month ago)
I know what don't live there..blacks people!!
The Degenerate (1 month ago)
How stupid. Kill your apple trees instead of shooting the bears. Fruit trees in forests are very rare. If you see an apple tree odds are a human planted it. Good thing people aren't hungry in Canada.
Fergutor (1 month ago)
If you see the video you notice there is a problem with the amount of people entering wildlife spaces and disturbing it. And that number is increasing. They're saying it clearly and explicitly. So I guess everybody here oppose the globalist plan to artificially increase Canadian population to 100 million by 2100, given the impact it will have on wildlife, right? ...
snugbug (1 month ago)
It's so beautiful there !!
Michael Moewes (1 month ago)
Well, Canadians are much smarter than americans. Well done.
Margo (1 month ago)
Reading the comments... they're beautiful! People who care about wildlife and animals do exist!
Alberg (1 month ago)
Don’t touch fish in water. Just observe them!
KRAKEN (1 month ago)
It seems obvious that the Bears need to control the human population. Crunch gulp and Swallow—Problem solved.
Syed Mohd gulam Asghar (1 month ago)
Nice one with great concept . Awareness and education are the sole solution .
NoHillary (1 month ago)
Give them kids guns for bears
darren parker (2 months ago)
I just saw mans face get ripped off by a bear are sure this is real
TruckerLee (2 months ago)
I love the music
Yujin Choi (2 months ago)
Beautiful, great mind people are build an amazing place to coexist as whole. Thanks for ur effort. I am looking forward to visiting someday.
Ray Indra (2 months ago)
A great solution of Peacefull Coexistence
Alysia's Attic (2 months ago)
why am I not surprised this was in Canada?
mz (3 months ago)
Stop having kids
1234 hisdf (3 months ago)
Being born and raised in Canmore, I feel like they could do a lot more with the wildlife conservation. Forget the money town counsel, stop expanding and granting people more and more room to build and destroy our once small little mountain town.
Kaltrina Demiri (3 months ago)
I stayed in Calgary Canada for a month on vacation and I remember seeing those wonderful bridges they had made for the animals to cross over to the other side. Never saw one like that here in America. We need to take better care of the animals and the planet before we destroy it all..
BANG TOYIB vlog (3 months ago)
the main destroyer is human
Samreen Ahmad (3 months ago)
leave some land for those poor animals. co-existing is no solution. give these animals their land back and don't disturb them
osriodore (3 months ago)
First 40 seconds or so are just gameplay footage of RDR2
MY GAMING DIPSTERS (3 months ago)
Wait i thought that deer was extinct
Almighty Alious (3 months ago)
overpopulation will kill this magical nature
earlymusicus (4 months ago)
I support the right to arm bears!!
D Redd (1 month ago)
earlymusicus (4 months ago)
Of course, this in an intelligent country: Canada. In stupid America, all the arrogant, macho gun-nuts would just be slaughtering bears right, left, and center! America has the attitude of “people first, last, and only” and we will eventually pay the price for that attitude.
Gavin Stoodge (4 months ago)
I really wish they made areas for the deer and coyotes to cross where I live. They built a toll road through the middle of the hills and it completely killed off the entire deer population. I used to always see deer when I was younger, but now I haven’t seen one in years.
Dave Wave (4 months ago)
It is a shame about the loss of wild habitat but I'm glad they took an approach that considers the needs of the animals that have lived there long before humans arrived. It is probably safer to share space in this manner with large carnivores than to live in some cities.
Momma Bear (4 months ago)
Watching this video reminds me that I’m so glad winter is over.
mezpezlez (4 months ago)
18:53 is soooo Canadian....someone waving a flag attached to a hockey stick to get the Elk out of the school yard.
Tigger McSnazz (4 months ago)
The 128 downvotes on this video were people that watched this and thought they'd go give a bear a hug. So what did we learn?
primetime5000 (4 months ago)
kids riding bikes in wild habitat ,biG game...OUCH
Alec Risser (5 months ago)
Yew animal loving hippies! Yew could just get a hunter to go in there and pop all those savage beasts so those innocent folks won't be hassled by them no more. Y'all are creating a Communist super state where people can't go for walks at night, are limited to the trails of the hippie's choosing, and can't even run down a few critters in their pickup no more. <--(Sarcasm) Seriously though, good going Canada's Bow Valley.
Canis Amator (5 months ago)
We need to change the mindset of people who live in cities/ busy urban areas too because wildlife is inhabiting those areas already. Their #1 killer is cars. Imagine how scary it would be to wake up and everything familiar no longer exists and in order to eat you must navigate a busy highway. Love what you people are doing.
Thomas Chen (5 months ago)
fate in humanity joined the chat
Oscar Burr (5 months ago)
If you don't want apples, why tf would you plant an apple tree
Fat Al (5 months ago)
I like gummibears
Joseph Pessotti (5 months ago)
Rule # 1 Don't be stupid.
Flickks (5 months ago)
Music at the end? also this was absolutely incredible!
Alaa Shehade (6 months ago)
I hate myself for wanting to live there
eXplorer (6 months ago)
Amazing channel!
eibbor171 (6 months ago)
if i was a wolf id be waiting at the bridge that goes over the highway eating for daaaaaaays
MrBigT (6 months ago)
cycling with toddlers in an area with wild life - what can go wrong
Rochelle Heitkemper (6 months ago)
We should respect wildlife . Don't steal their land. 😭 😭 😭
Alan Werner (6 months ago)
“We need to not rest on our laurels, we need to stay ahead of the curve, we need to stay hungry and we need to do the right thing”. This is a person who watches a lot of TV. Everybody speaks in Hollywoodese these days; even Canadians... Oh Well
ggez wp (6 months ago)
The leaf needs more diversity . Were not there yet.
Music ; } (6 months ago)
My heart finds JOY in living with our eco-systems & Nature !
Erika Stasuk (6 months ago)
This guys making something good, we should appreciate that and learn from them.
Winfield Sterling (6 months ago)
In order to have humans and grizzlies occupy that same geographical space, we must be willing to sacrifice a few humans every once in a while. Is it really worth this cost?
dviii (6 months ago)
Sasquatch at 17:55
nikki hoyland (6 months ago)
"Should be makin noise too, that's what the smart people do" I totally get the importance of this but this guy should be educating, not assuming someones intelligence.
Scott (6 months ago)
I highly recommend that anyone who spends time in bear country reads Stephen Herrero's book 'Bear attacks, their causes, and avoidances'.
Fallon Leaves (6 months ago)
when i saw the bears runnng on the highway i immediately thought "hope county montana"
GoldFishie (6 months ago)
They just gave her a tree
Tyrant (6 months ago)
FYI Bears don't live in harmony with you. They do whatever they want and don't have any intuition or what we call a "conscious" they operate purely on instinct and see you as either a food source, threat, or non threatening. This is misleading and if you teach kids that bears are sweet and cuddly you should be fined and sent to a gulag.
Kit Kat (6 months ago)
I like this a lot, more places should implement these safety fences. It won't only save animals but human lives as well.
Masrur Bule (6 months ago)
Wonderful people!. Here in borneo people just kill every wildlife :'(
M Jave (6 months ago)
Wild human = wild Animals 🤔😡👎
Pich Choco (7 months ago)
Animals must have had this question in everyday life “what do I do now ? “ and we human was the main course of the constantly changing world...
Jennifer LePage (7 months ago)
I went into the woods to find a pikachu and I caught a bear instead. Best trip ever!
dcvr (7 months ago)
Assassin gamer girl (7 months ago)
How to protect animals from getting close to extinction: *take them to canada*
Kasar Daily Vlogs for you (7 months ago)
which 101 people disliked this!
shaun k anderson (7 months ago)
A bear would still harmonize your face off
Dallas (7 months ago)
Too many illegals that come into our country that aren’t assimilating to our way life. Causing a lot of damage.
Kiwiboii Supertramp (7 months ago)
The serious question is, can't we settle those areas that are not so valuable to wild animals?
TheGranti7a (7 months ago)
It is true quality of life to live in a SMART community! ❤️❤️❤️
Imca vdB (8 months ago)
Way to go!!
Cecil Lyles (8 months ago)
I believe any towns or cities that are located in these types of areas should have seminars in their city to educate people on all wildlife in their city to protect them as well as the animals! one of the worse things that people can do is feeding the animals, that's all wild animals! that can get people killed! here is something a lot of people don't know is when someone feeds a bear and it for whatever reason kills someone then they have to hunt that beardown and put it down, that is unacceptable period! these bears and all the other wild animals are only doing what they have been taught to do to survive especially when it comes to food, in other words, it is not their fault and they don't deserve to get the death penalty for doing what is natural to them!
Зарина (8 months ago)
Oh look! A valley in the middle of a forest, which is prime animal habitat!, let's destroy it and build a town there! Stupid people.
Raquel Beck (8 months ago)
These people are a menace to the bear. Humans are full of croc. 1st they invade the Bear's land now they deem him a threat. How rude
jaydeep vasava (8 months ago)
They are cutting the juggle interfering with wildlife and packaging it as good thing. Humans are problem not wildlife.
ROBERT ANDERSON (9 months ago)
Sounds like man's habitat must take second place. Perhaps Leftists want the entire human population in the range of cameras so they can control, regulate and tax us even more...
johnniee (9 months ago)
Lose the stupid ads!!!
Laura Inacio (9 months ago)
noah trip (9 months ago)
Thank you for this amazing story. i enjoyed it a lot
Loveless Sevensins (9 months ago)
Plant fruit tree in the forest so they won't need to go in town for groceries
nordine talbi (10 months ago)
Canada sweet Canada 🇨🇦
Hans Zarkov (10 months ago)
i live in the city. occasionaly i see a squirrel
MrBearloc1 (10 months ago)
We need to arm the bears with assault rifles so they can force the invasive humans out.
Kellie Everts 48-28-38 conducts Night Train (20 days ago)
Kellie Everts 48-28-38 conducts Night Train (22 days ago)
Fred Eric (10 months ago)
Incredible documentary
Mark Anthony (10 months ago)
You really don't have to advertise if people don't pay attention let him run into a couple of hungry cougars or a Grizzly or two and you know then the morons will start waking up you always got to crack a few eggs to make an omelet terrible to say but people just don't care
Romondo Alexander (10 months ago)
Am I the only one who feels bad for the wild life? I get that Humans have to take over everything and we have to "make way for wildlife" but it's sad.
Ricardo Milos (21 days ago)
you feel bad yet you use animal products? :D
FailGirlGamer (10 months ago)
People looking for pokemon insted of bears XD
Z Taft (10 months ago)
Lovely 😊
Z Taft (10 months ago)
No hunting perhaps??
Nahum Eikenberry (10 months ago)
Wow. Love to lived in this place. Love those beautiful animals