Great Bear Foundation
is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Missoula, Montana, dedicated to the conservation of the eight species of bears and their habitat around the world.
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Blog Archive for October 2014
October 8th, 2014
By Chris Olsen, Bears & Apples Coordinator It is almost mid-October in the Missoula Valley, and that means the mornings are getting colder, the days are getting shorter, and Bears and Apples season is coming to a close. The Bears and Apples program at the Great Bear Foundation began in 2001 with the goal of… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
July 1st, 2014
Southeast Alaska’s Chilkoot River Corridor is a popular destination for sport-fishing and bear-viewing. Brown bears forage for Pacific salmon, alongside anglers who do the same with rod and reel. Tourists, locals, and photographers flock to the area to photograph the wildlife and stunning scenery. With five species of salmon, a brown bear population, and a… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
June 18th, 2014
By Monica Perez-Watkins There have been quite a few news stories coming out of Florida regarding increased incidences of human-black bear conflicts. Thanks to Dr. Jonkel’s brother who resides in the state, we recently learned of yet another: two Florida black bears, a mother and her cub, were stalked and shot by an 82-year old… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
April 15th, 2014
By Monica Perez-Watkins It’s that time of year again–bears are beginning to leave their dens and emerge from hibernation after the long winter we’ve had here in Montana. A few males are already out, we’ve even heard reports of fresh bear tracks, but most females, especially those with new or yearling cubs, are still in… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.
February 27th, 2014
February 27th is International Polar Bear Day, and it’s a good time to honor the polar bear, take some time to learn about the animal and its habitat, and to take concrete steps to conserve the polar bear and its natural habitat. Polar bears have faced numerous threats over the years, including overharvest by humans,… Read the complete post or our blog for all news.