The Bear Kinship foundation was established by Brenden
and Melissa, with the hope that people can someday have a better
understanding of bears, not steeped in fear-mongering myths and
misconceptions, but based on facts and fair portrayals.
Our mission is to help humanity learn to respect and
co-exist with bears, and raise the bears' status from that of a feared,
maligned and heavily exploited "game" animal to that of a revered and
respected highly intelligent mammal like the wolves, dolphins or great
The Bear Kinship foundation wishes for humans to gain
not just a reverence and kinship for bears, but for all life on Earth,
so that all remaining life on Earth can continue surviving and thriving
in this Terran biosphere into the distant future.
We would like to thank Frank L. and Mary T. Hoffman
for so generously offering their help and assistance in creating and
hosting our website.
ABOUT US (about the
organization's founders and our goals)
ABOUT BEARS (bear facts, biology, behavior,
BEARS AND HUMANS (all about bear human relations,
from pre-history to today and into the future)
WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP? (campaigns and causes)
BEAR DISCUSSION (bear forum)
LINKS (links to other