Support Bear Conservation With Holiday Giving

December 7th, 2011

Mikfik Creek Brown Bear

Mikfik Creek Brown Bear by Shannon Donahue

As the year draws to a close, we’d like to thank you for your support of the Great Bear Foundation and our work to conserve and educate about the world’s eight species of bear and their habitats. Your support helps to fund our operating expenses and our projects, such as the Bear Basics educational programs we deliver, free of charge, to schools and the public, our Bears & Apples program addressing local bear attractant problems, our watchdog efforts keeping tabs on unregulated wildlife tourism and media, and the continued publication of Bear News, a source for comprehensive news on bear conservation, biology, and management.

As a small, grassroots organization, we work hard to keep our overhead costs low, relying heavily on volunteer work and our resourcefulness so that the majority of membership contributions goes directly into our projects. This also means that we struggle to keep our doors open, and even the smallest contribution goes a long way to help our programs. We count on our loyal members to keep our programs running.

As we enter the holiday season, there are several small ways that you can help to support the Great Bear Foundation:
Gift memberships are available through our website.

You can support GBF while you do your holiday shopping. Here are a few ways:

GBF affiliates program–Support GBF while shopping at Amazon, Patagonia, Moosejaw, or REI:

You can also follow that link to purchase GBF merchandise, posters, or a limited edition Giclée print of Solar Bears II, a polar bear image created exclusively for GBF by local artist, Douglas E Taylor

Register at and choose GBF as your charity. Internet searches conducted there result in donations to GBF, and you can also register to shop through them, so that online merchants will give us a portion of their profits from your purchases: You can do the same thing at which offers a different set of merchants

Spread the word. Please help to support our projects by telling your friends about us. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Non-profits are feeling the pinch in the current economy, and as government agencies face their own budget cuts, we are faced with the task of expanding our programs to fill those gaps. Please think of the Great Bear Foundation and other small non-profits as you do your giving this holiday season, and help us to continue working to make the world a better place.

Happy Holidays from the Great Bear Foundation.

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