About Us

The Brown Bear Research Network is a multi-disciplinary group made up of international biologists, naturalists and eco-tourism operators.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to fund and facilitate innovative and progressive research on brown (grizzly) bears in British Columbia. Through scientific research, we aim to develop our understanding and assess current population trends of brown bears in the province.

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Sustainable Source Funding

We fund and facilitate research on brown (grizzly) bears in British Columbia. Our primary funding sources are eco-tourism companies that specialise in bear-viewing.

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Meet Our Team

Melanie Clapham, Ph.D.

Founder & Director

John Kitchin

Board Member

Robert Long, Ph.D.

Board Member

Paula MacKay, MFA

Board Member

Gillian Sanders, MA

Board Member

Moira Le Patourel

Guide Liaison Officer

Eddy Savage

Communications Officer

Meet Our Sponsors

Commercial bear viewing operators investing in the future of brown bears in British Columbia.




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