Bears are often overlooked among the dwindling animal species of our planet. It’s often believed that woods are chock-full of grizzlies and black bears hunting salmon and berries. However, on a global scale, the future of bears—carnivorous mammals in the Ursidae family—is less certain. An elegant coffee table book featuring the work of renowned wildlife photographers, entitled Remembering Bears, seeks to bring awareness and raise funds for conservation. The book includes stunning shots of the only eight remaining bear species in the world, six of which are listed as vulnerable or endangered.
Remembering Bears is a new publication from the series Remembering Wildlife. The photo book series launched as a means to raise money for conservation efforts around the world. Within days of launching on kickstarter, Remembering Bears surpassed its financial goals. The fund has raised over $160,000 through sales of the title. All profits will go to conservation efforts around the world, many of which are struggling financially due to tourism drying up in the pandemic.
The book is made possible by the generous contribution of images by renowned photographers from around the world. These include Marsel van Oosten, Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting, Greg du Toit, and Daisy Gilardini. The cover image of a polar bear was taken by Morten Jørgensen. These artists have followed wildlife and set motion-triggered cameras to capture stunning images of American black bears, Andean bears, Asiatic black bears, brown bears, giant pandas, polar bears, sloth bears and sun bears. The magnificence and strength of these creatures belies the challenges they face from habitat erosion, human activity, and other factors.