The Northern Bear Awareness Program began operating in 1998 under the direction of the Omineca Bear Human Conflict Committee, and was incorporated as the Northern Bear Awareness Society on July 11, 2008.
To reduce conflict in neighbourhoods between people and bears through education, innovation and cooperation.
a) To address issues relating to human-bear conflicts and the high number of bears destroyed in the City of Prince George and Regional District Fraser-Fort George;
b) To increase public awareness of the potential for human-bear conflict by promoting conservation with a focus on preventative education and community involvement;
c) To recognize that Prince George is located within bear habitat and as such to examine ways to allow bears to move around the City without becoming ‘problem’ animals;
d) To foster a pragmatic understanding, appreciation and tolerance of bears;
e) To make the City of Prince George and Regional District Fraser-Fort George bear resistant by minimizing unnatural attractants;
f) To conduct research on bear habitat and behaviour in a community environment; and
g) To achieve provincial Bear Smart status for the City of Prince George.
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