Alabama Black Bear Alliance
The Alabama Wildlife Federation is a proud partner and sponsor of the Alabama Black Bear Alliance - a coalition of diverse interests with the goal of working cooperatively and voluntarily for the conservation of the black bear in Alabama through research, education, and habitat management.
Research- to gain essential information so we can determine how many bears there are, where they are located and what their habitat needs are to survive.
Education- to raise awareness and enlist public support for the voluntary cooperative conservation effort to restore the black bear in Alabama.
Habitat Management- to assist landowners and resource managers to incorporate bear habitat improvements in their management practices.
Once common in Alabama, the black bear is now limited to very few fragmented areas. Human activities are the primary reason for the bear's decline and our efforts are the only hope for the bear's survival in the state. The Alabama Black Bear Alliance (ABBA) is a cooperative effort to conserve this important natural resource. ABBA supporters recognize the immediate need to begin conservation efforts and that full participation and support of public and private interests will be required to ensure the survival of the black bear.
The Alabama Black Bear Alliance, jointly sponsored by the Alabama Wildlife Federation and The Nature Conservancy of Alabama, represents a broad coalition of landowners, state and federal agencies, private conservation groups, forest industry, agricultural interests and the academic community.
Visit the Alabama Black Bear Alliance website to learn more.