Letters and Statements
IBA holds a recognized position in the world conservation arena and Council frequently receives requests from members and the public to address policy issues related to bear management, conservation, and research. As a professional scientific organization, IBA must maintain scientific objectivity when agreeing to address a policy issue or develop a position statement. IBA Council established Policy Guidance based on six criteria to determine whether IBA involvement in policy issues is appropriate. If you are considering a request for a position or policy statement from IBA, please first read our Policy Guidance document here and contact the IBA President with details of your request.
Use of radio-collars in bear research, management and conservation: Joint position statement by the International Association for Bear Research and Management and the IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group, April 2019.