The Bear Care Group is a non-profit group dedicated to the continued organization of international bear husbandry conferences, programs, publications, and resources for bear caregivers at sanctuaries, rehabilitation facilities, and zoos. This website provides the most recent information and easy access to all conference needs including; conference and hotel registration, transportation info, and more.

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To attend Advancing Bear Care (ABC) 2018 India you must be working in bear care, welfare or conservation.  To register for ABC 2018 India you can use any of these payment methods below.


Registration Methods


1. Register online now!  To pay with your credit card in US$ use the link below. *Indian or other non-US delegates please note the online registration service will use the current exchange rate for the conversion between US$ and your country's currency.

Register online for ABC 2018 India


2. For delegates in India or other Asian countries who wish to pay by cheque or bank transfer, please complete this form and send it to the workshop planning committee at before sending registration fees. You will then receive instructions for sending payment.  *Registration fees for this method will be in INR specified below without fluctuation due to exchange rates.


Please contact the workshop planning committee if alternative payment options are desired.


Mailing address:

D-210 2nd Floor

Defence Colony

New Delhi



3. For US or Canadian delegates who need to register using a check or money order please complete this form and send it to Mindy Babitz before sending registration fees.



Special offer for a limited time!

If you are an Indian national, click here for special registration offers.


Registration fee includes access to all workshop activities, speakers, program & proceedings, lunch, and a farewell dinner on the 5th of December. The fee also includes a full day at the Wildlife SOS Agra Bear Rescue Facility, including transport, breakfast, lunch and access to all workshops at the rescue center.


Full Workshop Registration Fee = US$ 250.00  (~INR 17,020.00)

  • Delegates from ‘low and middle income economies’ fee: US$100.00  (~INR 6,8100.00)

  • 40 places for delegates from organizations whose head office is in a country listed as a ‘low and low-middle income’ economy are offered on a first come, first serve basis. Refer to World Bank current classifications by income. chart at bottom of the page link.



Registration fee includes access to all workshop activities, speakers, program & proceedings and lunch on that day.  

  • Monday, December 3rd Keynote, Inauguration, & presentations = US$ 50 (~INR 3,405.00)

  • Tuesday, December 4th Full day of presentations = US$ 50  (~INR 3,405.00)

  • Wednesday, December 5th Full day of presentations + evening banquet = US$ 75  (~INR 5,110.00)

  • Thursday, December 6th workshops held at Agra Bear Rescue Facility = US$ 75  (~INR 5,110.00)


A US$ 25 (~INR 1,705.00) cancellation fee will be assessed if the cancellation is received by October 1, 2018.  No refund will be given for cancellations after October 1 as numbers for catering, and for transportation to Agra, will already be set and the Bear Care Group will be responsible for paying those costs in full. 

We are happy to transfer your registration to another person, however, if prior notice is given.


Seeking roommates, transportation, or rides? 

The Bear Care Group has developed the Bear Care Yahoo listserv to allow delegates to find roommates, locate transportation, and to share rides. To subscribe to the Bear Care Group’s yahoo listserv, send an email to   To post a question about ABC 2018-India send it to 
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