Staying Safe in Bear Country
This is the primary video in the Safety in Bear Country video series, and is a major educational tool for anyone living, traveling, or working in black and grizzly bear country in North America. It includes the consensus opinion of leading experts on bear behavior and its relevance to human safety. Viewers will develop a better understanding of bear behavior and how this knowledge can help them to minimize the chance of bear encounters and bear attacks. The video stresses that a much greater degree of co-existence with bears is possible if people understand and apply a few safety principles.
The Safety in Bear Country Society has partnered with IBA to make the classic video available to everyone. You can view and share the video below or through IBA’s YouTube Channel here.
American Black Bear Safety
The southeastern states in the US have been working to promote a science-based black bear education program to help people live responsibly with bears. Recently, the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (SEAFWA) Large Carnivore Working Group’s BearWise Committee, Dave Telesco (Florida), Maria Davidson (Louisiana), Dan Gibbs (Tennessee), and Colleen Olfenbuttel (North Carolina) worked with Linda Masterson (author, Living with Bears Handbook) to expand the outreach and make BearWise available for anyone interested in learning how to live responsibly with bears.
In addition to the material created for the website (including BearWise At-Home, BearWise Outdoors, BearWise Vacation tips, etc…which are also available in Spanish), BearWise is now available on social media via the following platforms: