Only by changing human attitudes to bears and to the habitats in which they live can be begin to address the threats they face. Information is the key; below are ideas on some simple steps you can take to become an advocate for bears.
You don’t have to pay to be a Bear Conservation supporter. Simply follow us on Twitter or Facebook, or both! Click on these links:
- Don’t buy products that come from bears
- Campaign to end bear-baiting, dancing bears, bear farming and hunting of endangered populations
- Take steps to reduce your impact on the planet; we need to reverse climate change to protect bears
- Check out your local zoos and any circuses that come visiting; talk to managers and staff; try to find out if they have bears and if so see what you can find out about them and pass the information on to us. Anything you can find out, no matter how small, will be helpful. Photographs are particularly valuable.
- Find out all you can about bears – this website is a good place to start. Read books, watch TV programmes and DVDs, contact organisations who are working for bears. Then spread the word to friends, colleagues and family about the bears and the threats they face. Use social media to maximise the impact and follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with news, events and campaigns.
- Go bear watching
- Take a look at our Resources page for more ideas and links to our information pages
- Donate to the Bear Conservation Fund
CAMPAIGNS & PROJECTS
Thousands of bears are kept in appalling, outdated zoos which are cruel prisons. They are also exploited in roadside shows, circuses, bile farms, dancing bear acts and bear-baiting dogfights.
Circuses and bear shows are cruel, and without exception the conditions the captive animals are held in are appalling. Help us to bring an end to the use of bears for so-called “entertainment”.
We support a number of other trusted organisations’ campaigns for bears – click on the links below to find out more
Page updated 20 February 2021