Mission: To conduct scientific research on bears, other wildlife, and their habitat, and provide that information to decision-makers, the scientific community, students,and the public.
Programs: Wri continues to conduct the longest & most in-depth bear study ever done. Such research has produced over 100 scientific publications. This research also created and continues to update the content for the north american bear center's visitor center as well as their award winning website at bear. Org.
provided education on black bears through workshops attended by 81 participants, daily research updates read by over 3000 followers, production of three hour long bbc documentaries watched by over 7. 8 million viewers in their first airings, and maintaining two websites (bear. Org and bearstudy. Org) visited by over 1. 8 million visitors.