The WildBear Project

The WildBear Project is a conservation initiative focused on non-invasive bear identification and tracking.  It seeks to connect people and bears through technology and social media.  The WildBear App will utilize facial recognition software for individual users to identify, ‘friend’ and then follow bears.  After all, who wouldn’t want to be friends with a bear… at least, on facebook…

WildBear has partnered with the Nanuq Foundation and WIldWise Yukon to gather data and expand our ‘bear identification’ Cloud.  With more sightings and more images, the WildBear database will increase its ability to identify bears in the field while contributing to ongoing research.

As well, we will be on site at ChurchillWild’s Nanuk Lodge along Hudson Bay this fall.  This first season will be spent collecting baseline data of both the Yukon’s grizzlies and Manitoba’s polar bears.

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