Vision, Mission, Values

Bear Trust Vision

Bear Trust International envisions a world where bears prosper in their natural habitat while co-existing with sustainable economies.

Bear Trust Mission

Bear Trust International works to conserve all 8 species of the world’s bears, other wildlife, and habitat.  We believe that wild bears in their natural habitat are key indicators of ecosystem health.  Their ability to sustain themselves is, therefore, critical to wildlife.  Bear Trust strives to reinforce ecosystem viability through habitat conservation and education projects that build on timely research.

Bear Trust Values

Bear Trust has a common sense and effective conservation philosophy, based on four basic values:

  1. Conservation should be based on sound science and make economic sense; the result of conservation action should help ensure long term sustainability of bear populations and economies
  2. Conservation should include both public and private lands
  3. Nations, communities, and people have a shared responsibility to conserve bear populations and their habitats for present and future generations
  4. Hunting is a part of the world’s natural heritage and should be used as one of many tools for effective wildlife management