Note from Bears Matter: I am so looking forward to going to my third Advancing Bear Care conference this October since 2009. On my return, I plan to post highlights of what I learn from this conference. There is an outstanding list of speakers and participants from around the world that I admire and fully support in their work in bear conservation, research and education! Barb M.
From the conference home page:
How do bears learn, problem solve, communicate, and respond to their environment? Join us at Advancing Bear Care 2013 – Understanding Bears to explore the cognitive and physical needs of captive bears, and learn how to provide stimulating complex natural environments to meet those needs. Go to ABC 2013 UPDATES for complete details on conference fees and activities.
To register for ABC 2013 Go to website for more information: http://www.bearcaregroup.org
Confirmed speakers include world leading experts in bear care, welfare, and conservation.
Robyn Appleton – Spectacled Bear Conservation – Peru
Dr. Heather Bacon – Jeanne Marchig International Centre for Animal Welfare Education
Dr. John Beecham – Bear Rehabilitation Research
Dr. Kelcey Burguess – American black bear/human living in New Jersey
Nicola Field – Animals Asia Foundation – China
Dr. Gabriella Fredriksson – Sun Bear Environmental Education Facility, Indonesia
Valerie Hare – The Shape of Enrichment
Angelika Langen – Northern Lights Wildlife Shelter
Tracy Leaver – Woodlands Wildlife Refuge
Dr. William McShea – Bears of China
David Morales – Queens Zoo
Else Poulsen – The Language of Bears
Jay Pratte – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Operant Conditioning
Dr. Jill Robinson MBE – Animals Asia Foundation
Charlie Russell – Brown Bear Behavior
Kartick Satyanarayan – Rescuing the last of the dancing bears of India
Dr. Geeta Seshamani – Caring for bears in India’s bear sanctuary
Annemarie Weeganaar – Animals Asia Foundation – Vietnam