2020 IBA Council Election Information

Candidates for the 2020 IBA Council Election are finalized and the member nomination period will open August 1st, 2020. Please click here for information about the upcoming election and to view the candidate list.    

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27th IBA Conference Presentation Trailers

Due to COVID-19, the IBA conference planning committee decided to postpone the 27th International Conference on Bear Research and Management. The conference is scheduled for May 16-21, 2021.¬† As a way to keep everyone engaged with the research other members are doing, we are highlighting the work with short video trailers from some of the presenters at the upcoming conference. …

New Sloth Bear Safety Video Available from Wildlife SOS

Watch: Living With Sloth Bears, A Film by Wildlife SOS (English). Watch: Living With Sloth Bears, A Film by Wildlife SOS (Hindi). This film was created by Wildlife SOS in the hopes of curtailing the number of attacks, and by doing so helping people and bears. Most of the footage was shot at the Wildlife SOS Bannerghatta Bear Rescue Centre. …

SARS-CoV-2 Advisory Resources for Handling Bears

Considerations on the potential reverse zoonotic transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and research and management involving handling of free-ranging and captive bears during COVID-19 pandemic from The International Association for Bear Research and Management. 19 May 2020 Dear IBA Member, Given the extraordinary circumstances and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and health crisis, a team of IBA member scientists have prepared general …

Support IBA with Amazon Smile

Did you know that IBA is a registered charity through Amazon Smile? Make the most of Amazon’s amazing discounts on Black Friday by making all your purchases through¬†https://smile.amazon.com. When you do, Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of all your sales to your nominated charity (hint: choose IBA!). It only takes three easy steps! Visit Amazon Smile and sign in with …

IBA Comments on Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/EIS Impact Statement, North Cascades Ecosystem, Washington, USA.

The International Association for Bear Research and Management submitted comments to the United States National Park Service on the Draft Grizzly Bear Restoration Plan/EIS Impact Statement, dated January 2017. You can view the letter by clicking here. The letter was submitted electronically on October 23rd, 2019. This letter was appoved and voted in by Council for submission on October 22, …