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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The Bear Care Group is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.   The Bear Care Group  tax identification number is 26-2885950.

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The Bear Care Group (BCG) respects your privacy but we'd like to stay in touch with you about the work we do to enhance bear welfare around the world, including keeping you informed about our conferences and workshops, fundraising appeals, and what you can do to support us. We do not trade, share, nor sell your data with anyone, nor do we send mailings on behalf of other organizations. We promise to keep your details safe and secure. You can change your mind at any time by contacting  For further details on how your data is used and stored please click on the link below.

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None of our work would be possible if not for the support of amazing individuals and groups around the world who share our vision of ...... We are grateful to all of them and hope you’ll take a moment to read about those we’ve highlighted here.

The Bear Care Group would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of our work to create and enhance communication, cooperation and education among international bear care professionals by organizing bear care programs, publications and resources focused on advancing and sharing information on bear behavior, husbandry, enrichment, training, veterinary care and other topics to further global bear welfare and conservation efforts.

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About Hauser Bears

Protecting bears, these inspiring and charismatic animals, 
both keystone and umbrella species, has to be top of the agenda 
in the immediate future to positively care for the planet we call home. 
Hauser Bears is a charitable organisation committed to the 
conservation and welfare of bears worldwide



About Polar Bears International

Polar bears are what we’re about, entirely.

Polar Bears International is the only organization dedicated solely to wild polar bears. We know polar bears--their habits, their ecology, their threats--and are recognized leaders in their conservation.

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About Winton Bear Foundation

To be instrumental in creating a world where no
bear suffers at the hands of people.

To work through fundraising, campaigning and education to raise
awareness of the plight of bears worldwide and the threats they face.

To assist with the funding and maintenance of new and
existing projects to help bears.

Individual Support

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About WAZA

The goal of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums is to guide, encourage and support the zoos, aquariums and like-minded organisations of the world in animal care and welfare, environmental education and global conservation.

Our Partners

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