Downloadable Conference Program
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Thank you for a successful 18th International Conference on Bear Research & Management!
In the U.S.: Diana Doan-Crider, (830) 324-6550; PO Box 185, Comfort, TX 78013.
The conference covered all 8 bear species, and hosted representation from 26 countries. The program contained over 55 oral presentations and 88 posters. Several important workshops were held on topics such as Population Monitoring and Estimation using DNA Analysis, Conflict Management in Mexico, and bear viewing. Events were hosted for Student Activities, including a Silent Auction of bear-related arts & crafts that benefitted the Student Forum. A special evening was open to the public, and included presentations about bear conservation in British Columbia, bears and culture, and polar bears. Other important related meetings included the IBA Council Elections, and the Bear Specialist Group meetings.
The IBA conferences have always left a significant impact on the regions in which they are held. We believe that the 18th International Conference on Bear Research & Management was a landmark event for establishing international collaboration within North & South America, serves as a launching pad for bear management in Mexico, and follows the example of our many other IBA conferences to unify all of those interested in conserving bears worldwide. We gratefully thank our many contributors for their generosity:
We would also like to thank our special friends who went beyond the expected to help bring this conference about: Mr. David Garza Laguera, Mrs. Elizabeth Spence Sellers, Ms. Katharine Armstrong Love, Ms. Cina Alexander Forgason, Mr. Othon Ruiz Montemayor, and the Martinez / Pamanes family of Monterrey. Special appreciation goes to Maria Guerra, Maria Eugenia Rodriguez, Becky Trant, Chris Reopelle, Jere Sepulveda, Yolanda Ballard, and Charity Lawson for their help. Guillermo Palomares of Impulsora de Rentas y Servicios privided excellent services and went beyond what was required to help us with arrangements. Arturo May provided translation services, as always, with a touch of humor. We also thank all of our volunteers and students from the Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon and Texas A&M University-Kingsville who have worked so hard.