These links have been provided for additional information on bears and bear conservation.

General black bear info:

NatureServe Explorer's Florida Black Bear Summary.

American Black Bear, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Wildlife Biologue series.

Bear Den, the American Zoo & Aquarium Association's Bear Advisory Group.

Bears of British Columbia (includes information about animal tracks).

Cove Bear, studio provides bear videos.

Bear & People Interactions

Be Bear Aware and Wildlife Stewardship Campaign has excellent information on all facets of living and recreating in bear country.

BearInfosite has information on being Bear Aware, BearSmart, and Bear Safe.

Festivals

Florida Black Bear Festival (Umatilla, FL)

Wakulla Wildlife Festival

Black Bear Photographers

For cool photos of Black Bears, check out these websites:

Denver Bryan Photos [keyword search black bear]

Bill Lea - Nature Photography

Team Husar Wildlife Photography

Organizations:

Alabama Black Bear Alliance

Appalachian Bear Center

Bear Trust International

Bears.org - North American Bear Center

Black Bear Conservation Committee for the Louisiana black bear.

Carnivore Conservation, all carnivore species of the world, including bears.

Get Bear Smart Society (formerly J. J. Whistler Bear Society).

Great Bear Foundation

International Association for Bear Research and Management (IBA)

North American Bear Foundation

Ursus International Conservation Institute

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