SSC Groups


IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group

IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group Co-Chairs: David L. Garshelis and Michael Proctor
Red List Authority Coordinator: Bruce McLellan

The IUCN SSC Bear Specialist Group (BSG) strives to promote the conservation of bears living in their natural habitats across their worldwide distribution. We do this by gaining, synthesizing and disseminating information; aiding, promoting and supporting conservation initiatives; providing technical assistance and building capacity of those involved or interested in bear conservation; and becoming directly involved in issues that reduce threats and foster the conservation of any of the seven species of terrestrial bears.

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