Recipient of the 2-Year “Innovation in Community -Based Conservation for Bear” (R&C) Grant for 2018-2019 has been announced. Congratulations to Russ van Horn and his team of investigators, Fanny Cornejo, Carlos Jimenez, Nicholas Pilfold, and Megan Owen at San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research.

IBA was able to offer a special two-year grant for innovation in community-based conservation for bears this year.  Thanks to an anonymous donor, the grant provides $30,000 over 2018-2019, in order to assist the creation and implementation of innovative conservation solutions anchored in local community and science. Competition for the special award was strong, as the Research and Conservation Grant …