To learn more about the Bear Conservation Fund, click here>>>
Giving to the Bear Conservation Fund
The Bear Conservation Fund relies on donations from individuals with a passion for bears and sound science. Donations to the BCF are not subject to overhead, but directly support IBA's Grants and Information Outreach programs.
Use our secure online donation form to support bear conservation around the world.
We are a non-profit tax-exempt organization. An automated receipt will be generated upon the completion of your online form. For questions pertaining to online giving, please contact the Webmaster.
For endowments or donations larger than $1,000 USD, or for stock donations, please contact:
Karen Noyce (Chair)
Thank you for your support!
In 2011 the Bear Conservation Fund supported 9 Research & Conservation grants and 1 Experience & Exchange grant, totaling $62,663.00 USD. Our BCF Annual Report provides brief descriptions of what those grants accomplished. Two of the projects, implemented in Pakistan and China, are profiled in more detail on pages 4 and 6. Among this yearís projects, 4 are helping to fill enormous gaps in basic knowledge of where bears still exist, 5 make use of modern genetic tools to assess population status and inform future conservation planning, and several involve new protected areas. All represent hundreds of hours of legwork in the field, searching for bear sign, interviewing and educating people, setting and checking traps and hair snares, monitoring radio-collared animals, and conducting vegetation surveys. All represent BCF dollars at work.
Click here>>> to read the BCF 2011 Annual Report!
Our special thanks this year go to the following:
*An IBA donor-advised endowment