MEET THE TEAM
Butterfly Tech combines seven students from four different majors to solve one problem for our partner at VDGIF: David Kocka.
Industrial Design, Senior
Writing Rhetoric, and Technical Communication, Senior
Industrial Design, Junior
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Learn more about the American Black Bear and how we are implementing technology to solve our problem.
Who we are and how we developed our branding.
Read about how JMU partnered with Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) to help orphaned cubs become re-homed with surrogate members.
A thorough explanation of the technology and process implemented on our new generation of animal collars.
See how our measures add up to assisting VDGIF’s data collection of American Black Bears.
- There are approximately 900,000 American Black Bears in North America. They are one of three (black bears, polar bears and grizzly bears) of the bear populations in North America, though they are the only bears in Virginia.
- Current estimates assume 5,000-6,000 black bears reside in Virginia.
- Female Black Bears can have litter sizes between 1-4 but the most common litter size is 2 cubs.
average abandoned cubs per year
estimated black bears in Virginia