TROPICAL BEAR RESEARCH & CONSERVATION GRANT 2017

The RCG Committee is pleased to announce this years Regular and Tropical Bear Research and Conservation Grants.

The Bear Conservation Fund (BCF) is a program of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA), created to manage funds for IBA’s grants programs. Donations to the BCF come from annual charitable distributions of the John Sheldon Bevins Memorial Foundation and the Homer Bear Conservation Fund, an IBA donor-advised endowment, as well as from generous individual donors and zoos. The Bear Conservation Fund was initiated in 2004 to expand a 12-year conservation grants program funded by the Bevins Foundation. Now, each year the BCF brings in approximately $80,000 that supports 6-10 Research & Conservation grants, 1-4 Experience and Exchange Grants, several Conference Travel Grants, and a small grant to the Action Fund of the IUCN Bear Specialist Group.

Follow the links below to learn more about the approved projects.

Project Descriptions

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.

February 4, 2018

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ADDITIONAL GIFT PROVIDES NEW 2-YEAR “INNOVATION IN COMMUNITY-BASED CONSERVATION FOR BEARS” (R&C) GRANT FOR 2018-2019!

November 2, 2017

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