Brown Bear Research Network

We fund and facilitate research on brown (grizzly) bears in British Columbia, Canada.

We are a network of scientists and commercial bear-viewing operators, committed to the conservation of brown bears in British Columbia. Through industry-funding, we aim to increase the volume of independent research carried out on brown bears within the province, particularly within the Great Bear Rainforest. We aim to foster new, innovative research projects that address current conservation priorities for brown bears.

Our Mission

The mission of the BBRN is to increase the knowledge and understanding of brown bears in British Columbia by funding peer-reviewed scientific research into their behaviour, ecology, distribution and overall conservation. Our mission is to fund projects that have the power to influence future management decisions for bear populations, thereby contributing directly towards their conservation.