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Bear Conservation was established in 2013 and is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers, so we don’t fundraise for ourselves.  We often receive inquiries from people who care about bears, asking if they can donate to help us in our work.

If you would like to make a donation to help bears we recommend the Bear Conservation Fund. You can read more about the Fund below and download information and the latest annual report.  You can donate securely using the button below.


About the Fund

Since 1993 the Bear Conservation Fund (BCF) has provided over $1,000,000 to 182 bear conservation projects covering all eight bear species in 38 countries. 

The BCF makes relatively small (typically $10,000 or less), well-placed grants for projects, including those that reduce human-bear conflict.

The Fund supports innovative solutions to bear conservation dilemmas that involve local communities as well as national or regional governments, recognising that conservation is most successful where human communities can experience benefits from conservation efforts.  Successful conservation efforts for bears often result in the creation of parks, preserves and wildlife corridors.The BCF is administered by our colleagues at the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA).  The IBA is USA based non-profit tax-exempt organization open to professional biologists, wildlife managers and others dedicated to the conservation of all bear species. The organization has 550+ members from over 60 countries. It supports the scientific management of bears through research and distribution of information. Our Director, David Meanwell, is a member of the IBA as are some of our present and past volunteers.

In 2021 the Fund made grants for projects in Bolivia, Greece, India, Pakistan, Peru and Ukraine totaling over $71,000.  Click here to download the BCF’s 2021 Impact Report to read more about these projects.    You can download the 2020 report from here.

You can read more about the fund here and you can donate securely using the button below.

Updated 23 April 2022