Bear Facts and Links - Additional Bear Information
Although most of these sites contain information on all aspects of living with bears,
bear encounters, and bear culture, we have catagorized them by their primary focus.
Living with Bears
American Bear Association-Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary
Living smart in Black Bear Country. "You may save yourself problems and save
a bear's life by following these simple guidelines." Actual bear sounds audio
and a kids corner too!
Colorado Wildlife Company, Living With Bears
"How People Get Bears into Trouble," and Living With Bears, Black Bear
or Grizzly Bear?, Grizzly Bears, Are You Out There?, Bear Facts, and Spirit
Living with Bears: Black Bears of the Midwest
Tips on how to handle bears around homes and camps, encountering a bear,
and identifying bears.
Living With Bears: Learning to Compromise, Bears and People
"This section profiles three selected projects, and includes links to
their websites for more detailed information. Here is what you can do,
If a black bear comes on your property."
Wind River Bear Institute, Home of the Wind River Karelian Bear Dogs
"By identifying attractants and casual behaviors that mean nothing to us, but
present a windfall to a hungry bear, conflicts between humans and bears can be
prevented. Success depends on the partnership between the public, landowners
and management agencies working together to keep alive a legacy that has vanished
in other areas of the country."
Colorado Division of Wildlife Education, Living with Wildlife in Bear Country
General information on habitat, garbage enclosures, etc.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Critter Questions
Life History, Management, Where Are the Bears, Living With Bears, and Avoid Attracting Bears.
Maine Black Bear Study, Home
One of the longest-running field studies of black bears in North America, this study has been
providing information on the ecology and management of Maine's black bears for 23 years.
New Hampshire, Living with Black Bears
"Something's Bruin in New Hampshire." Learn to Live with Bears with tips on Bears and
Bird Feeders, Bears and Camping, and a Bear Fact Sheet.
New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife Bear Facts
Black Bears In New Jersey - A "slide show" about black bears in the Garden State.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources
Facts About Black Bears, How Bears Can Become Nuisances, How To Prevent Nuisance Bear
Problems,What To Do If You Encounter A Bear, How To Recognize A Potentially Dangerous
Encounter. Download Bear Posters here.
- US Forest Service, Cascade Range-Living with Bears
"The Cascade Range is black bear country! Federal law prohitibts feeding bears in
National parks and national Forests." What you can do to prevent dangerous bear
- US Forest Service, Tongass National Forest
"Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!" Forest Facts about Alaska's largest carnivores.
The mission of the Bear League is to save bears through education, information,
intervention and partnership, reminding people we can live in harmony with bears.
American Zoo and Aquarium, Bear Den--All About BearTAG
"The Bear Taxon Advisory Group (BEARTAG) looks to the special needs and conservation
issues involving the eight bear species of the world, looking at bears held in zoos
around the world and especially bears in their rapidly dwindling wild habitats."
Bear Safety, MountainNature.com
Test your knowledge of bear identification, signs, foods, and safe camping techniques.
Tips for living with bears, bears and bicycles, and neighbor warning system.
A listing of live links to many Bear information sites.
Black Bear Conservation Committee of Louisiana
"The mission of the Black Bear Conservation Committee, a broad based coalition of
diverse interests, is to promote the restoration of the Louisiana black bear in its
historic range, through education, research, and habitat management."
- International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA)
A non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the conservation of all species of bears.
Bear Species Descriptions.
North American Bear Center
"Our focus is to improve the understanding and appreciation of North American Bears, their
role in the ecosystem, and their relationship to humans through education, research and
rehabilitation. Slide show and kids corner.
North American Bear Society
Dedicated to the conservation and management of the indigenous bears of North America.
Northern Bear Awareness, Spruce City Wildlife Association (SCWA)
A Prince George, BC non-profit organization concerned about public involvement in local
environment and conservation matters.
San Diego Natural History Museum, BEARS: Imagination and Reality
Featuring an illustrated guide to the American black bear, where it ranges, and how it
behaves in the wild. Learn how to recognize bear tracks, scat, and other bear signs, and
what you should and should not do if you encounter a bear.
World Wildlife Federation, Brown Bear Facts
An easy to read Kids page full of Bear Facts including the habits, culture, size and traits.