New Delhi conference weighs plight of India's bears at hands of villagers

A bear is set alight by villagers in the Shopian district of Kashmir after desperately climbing a tree to seek refuge. Photo: SCMP Pictures

In the struggle for the bare necessities of life, Indian villagers find themselves pitted against bears, and sometimes, out of fury at their crops being ruined, stone them or try to set them alight, bear conservationists told a week-long New Delhi conference on the animal

Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 4:51am

Look, could you stop drinking craft beer straight from the bottle. Thank you

Oi, you – yes, you in the dark blue T-shirt. Put that can down and go and get a glass. And that goes for the rest of you drinking straight from the container as well. Respect your beer.

31 Aug 2012 - 9:29am

Bear Hero back where he belongs

The gloss might have come off the very talented three-year-old sprinter Bear Hero, but the David Ferraris-trained colt returns to his best arena in the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,000m) today and that can see him successful again.

21 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bear farm media tour dismissed as a stunt

Guizhentang Pharmaceutical - the bear bile producer that has come under fire for planning a public listing - let selected mainland media tour its bear farm in Fujian yesterday.

23 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Adaptations reveal the bear facts about books

Early last month, I took my four year-old daughter to see the KidsFest stage performance of We're Going on a Bear Hunt, based on the book by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. We have Helen Oxenbury's I Can and I Hear, two of her books for babies, but had not yet read Bear Hunt. We managed to borrow the book from a mummy-friend.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Bear Hero's overseas foray remains priority

The irony was hard to miss when champion jockey Douglas Whyte proved the undoing of unbeaten junior Bear Hero yesterday after connections had elected to swap the Durban Demon for the 10-pound claim of apprentice Alvin Ng Ka-chun.

12 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Bear Hero can take centre stage with luxury weight

Two of racing's newest stars hold the key to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Community Trophy (1,000m) today with griffin Bear Hero ready to graduate against the older sprinters.

11 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Can you find Newton?

Our cheeky teddy pal Newton has hidden himself on the pages of this Holiday Bumper Edition (above not included).

Tell us how many times he appears for the chance to win one of three signed prints featuring the cute bear.

24 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Concerned bankers embrace bear market

Bankers aren't supposed to like bear runs, but three local financiers have put aside their reservations to help Animals Asia's moon bear sanctuary in Chengdu.

15 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

urban jungle

This week: The trade in bear bile and body parts

As a vet, I am often asked silly questions by clients. Some questions are innocuous, but others display a dangerous and offensive ignorance.

23 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Moon Bear Rock

Sunday, 4pm, Delaney's

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Arrogant teddy bear learns about sharing

Theatre Ensemble's latest production hopes to promote the spirit of sharing this festive season.

Hugga Hugga Teddy Bear is a children's musical directed by stage artist and comedian, Jim Chim Sui-man.

11 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Bear up for the challenge

Punters got the tip for tonight's Ewo Challenge Trophy (2,200m) from the season's form trophy trainer John Moore after Bear Dominance won at Happy Valley last time and should strike while the iron is hot.

15 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

You have to grin and bear it with a mascot

Paul Leary recently found his stint as Moonie the Moon Bear, mascot of Animals Asia, a little stifling when the visiting Tasmanian got trapped inside his bear suit. Leary was doing a favour for his sister, Angela, who had organised Moon Bear Rock in Delaney's Irish pub in Wan Chai earlier this month.

25 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Bear necessities

One of the things I enjoy most about living in Canada is that you are never far from the wilderness and all its perils. While I was studying last year at a university near Victoria, in British Columbia, students were warned not to go jogging because a cougar had been sighted on campus.

15 Jun 2005 - 12:00am