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And for my next trip…

As I pack for my next trip,  I have to confess to being particularly excited. I’m off to north east Finland to see the European Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) in it’s natural habitat.

In some parts of the world, bears get a bad press. They are powerful and impressive creatures, that can be dangerous and disruptive, sometimes responsible for attacks on people and livestock.

But this sparsely-populated area of Finland near the Russian border offers great opportunities to view them behaving naturally in the wild, away from human interference, and in a responsible way.

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