Alex Dropkin

Alex Dropkin is an environmental journalist from Austin, Texas. His stories generally focus on nature, the environment and the interactions between humans and wildlife. His work has appeared in Texas Monthly, the Texas Observer, Hakai Magazine, StateImpact Texas and Vice News. 

Content by Alex Dropkin

A century and a half ago, Norway was home to roughly three thousand brown bears, the majority of bears in all of Scandinavia. By 1930, the bears were virtually extinct. Decades of aggressive management tactics and bounties had wiped out one of the area’s most iconic species.