20th International Conference on Bear Research and Management

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 17 July 2011 to 23 July 2011

Where: Ottawa, Ontario


The 20th International Conference on Bear Research and Management will be held 17-23 July 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Registration is now available. The conference is coordinated by the International Association for Bear Research and Management.

Session themes for the conference will include:

- Bears and climate change;
- Ecology and behavior of polar bears;
- Aboriginal and traditional knowledge of bears; and
- Human-bear conflict/human dimensions.

Planned workshops include:
- Climate change effects on bear species;
- Spatially-explicit capture-recapture population estimation;
- Facilitating collaborative partnerships to improve bear research, conservation, and husbandry of captive and free-ranging bears; and
- Large enclosures for captive bears.

Details on the conference program, accommodations, and registration are available at: