Every bear counts. As one of the slowest reproducing land mammals, grizzly bears are among the most vulnerable - iconic - keystone species in North America. The loss of a grizzly bear mother and her cubs from the landscape is a significant impact to the population and the ecosystems they roam. But with your help, there’s hope.  ‍


In partnership with the BC provincial government and Northern Lights Wildlife Society–the only wildlife shelter in North America that rescues and cares for orphaned grizzly bear cubs, our team at the Grizzly Bear Foundation is taking action with Project Rewild.

Join us and support Project Rewild, a multi-year innovative and world-leading research program that supports and monitors the release of orphaned grizzly cubs back to the wild. Project Rewild will provide the science and best practices needed to enhance and expand rewilding efforts and policies for orphaned grizzly bear cubs, in British Columbia, Alberta, Montana and beyond.

100% of your donation will go towards our Project Rewild research and advocacy efforts to ensure orphaned grizzly bear cubs get a second chance at life in the wild.  Your contribution goes directly towards:

Innovative research led by renowned IUCN grizzly bear biologist Dr. Lana Ciarniello

Field work for staff, scientists, and veterinarians on the ground to ensure the young bears are safe on their journey back to the wild

Helicopter time to reach remote, safe and productive habitats to give young bears the best chance of surviving life in the wild

State-of-the-art GPS/VHF collars fitted to each bear including redundant drop off systems to ensure their safety. The data gathered provides valuable information that will help future rewilding efforts

Advocacy for this innovative and world-leading work to encourage other provinces and states to support rewilding efforts and end the lethal removal of orphaned cubs

Raising awareness and inspiring action for conservation through storytelling. Sharing individual stories of how and why these cubs were orphaned, helps foster understanding and support for rewilding work and grizzly bear coexistence

Photos by Taylor Green, John E Marriott, Connor Stefanison and Nick Quenville