Why bother bears with drones? The research team notes that, as drones allow researchers to access more remote areas, it is important to understand the consequences of the drones on local wildlife. The logged heart rates reveal that, even if the bears didn’t move away from the drones, the drones nearby still stressed them out. As drones become more common both in civilian and research capacities, knowing the impact on wildlife can lead to better policy. In other words, a more bearable world, for humans and bears alike.