Besides frequent leopard attacks, the people of Uttarakhand are also facing threat to their lives from bears. A total of 407 incidents of bears attacking humans have been recorded in the state since its inception in 2000.
- There have been 19 human deaths and injuries to 388 persons, including many critical, in bear attacks since the formation of Uttarakhand
- Joshimath in Chamoli district, Bageshwar, Almora, Pithoragarh, Champawat, Nainital, Uttarkashi, Pauri, and Chamoli districts have witnessed frequent bear attacks
- Bear attacks increase during the winter when these animals descend to lower areas of the valley