The International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA), also known as the International Bear Association, is a non-profit tax-exempt organization open to professional biologists, wildlife managers and others dedicated to the conservation of the world’s eight bear species.
With over 550 members from some 50 countries, the organization supports the scientific management of bears through research and distribution of information and sponsors international conferences on all aspects of bear biology, ecology and management. Many of the conference papers are published as peer-reviewed scientific papers in the journal Ursus, the IBA's annual journal. The association also publishes a quarterly newsletter, International Bear News.
The IBA staged its 18th International Conference on Bear Research and Management in Monterrey, Mexico in November 2007. The 19th International Conference on Bear Research and Management will be held in November 2009 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
The goal of the International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA) is to promote the conservation and restoration of the world’s bears through science-based research, management and education.
MELTING SEA ICE FORCING POLAR BEARS TO SWIM LONGER DISTANCES, LINKED TO INCREASED MORTALITY OF CUBS, FINDS NEW STUDY STUDY REPRESENTS THE FIRST EMPIRICAL RESEARCH TO FIND A SIGNIFICANT, INCREASING TREND IN POLAR BEAR LONG-DISTANCE SWIMMING.
Jul 19, 2011; OTTAWA, CANADA -- The following information was released by World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Sea ice loss from climate change is...