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 the Great Bear Rainforest. Through empirical scientific research, we aim to gain an insight into the current state and population trends of brown bears on the west coast.

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Sustainable Source Funding

We fund and facilitate research on brown (grizzly) bears in the Great Bear Rainforest. Our primary funding sources are eco-tourism operators that specialise in commercial bear-viewing.

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Meet Our Team


Melanie Clapham, PhD

Founder & Director

John Kitchin

Board Member

Moira Le Patourel

Board Member

Eddy Savage

Board Member

Brian Collen

Board Member

Meet Our Sponsors

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

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