Who We Are

Who We Are

The Good Bears is a registered French Non-Profit Organization that was created in January 2017. The purpose of this association is to promote and to encourage the protection, and the conservation, of all endangered fauna and flora, sites, water and all other natural ressources, either directly or indirectly, by joining other organizations to achieve actions. The association is also aimed to encourage responsible tourism in both the travellers and the host countries.  

The Good Bears will be launching a project entitled #InAWink as of September 2017. It is a year long initiative to highlight 30 different ecosystems that have an endangered species, site or natural ressource. During this project, The Good Bears will also aim to promote ecotourism and responsible tourism as an important form of travel. 

The Founders of The Good Bears

Gabrielle T.O.
Co-Founder & Education/ School Liaison Manager                                
 I am a Canadian Citizen who currently lives in France. I am bilingual in both French and English and I am currently trying to improve my Italian. Over the past two years I have worked in France as a physics and science teacher, which continues to be so rewarding. I have also realized that my passion for exploring and challenging myself is what guides me through life. Ecology and education are two very important aspects of my life and thus combining them during the project #InAWink will be my biggest task. I also enjoy photography, hiking and most water sports which will allow us to have a better perspective of the various ecosystems. 

Joseph B.
Co-Founder and President
I am a French citizen. I work as an Electrical Engineer in an Automotive company in Germany. I speak both French and English and I love to learn new languages. I am adventurous, easy going and positive about everything. I believe it is very important to promote sustainable living because of the current state of our planet. In my spare time I enjoy videography, all sports and eating various foods. The project #InAWink will be both challenging and rewarding as we highlight the various ecosystems, work alongside organizations and visit foreign countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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  • Let's celebrate #EarthHour together. Turn off all your lights at  8:30pm.
You could be amazed at what you can see in the dark! 🌌
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Célébrons ensemble #UneHeurePourLaPlanete. Éteignez toutes vos lumières à 20h30.
Vous pourriez être surpris de ce que l'on peut voir dans le noir!🌌
#InAWink #EarthHour2018
  • Corals are animals. They make a calcium carbonate skeleton that looks similar to rocks.
When water is too warm, corals expel the algae living in their tissues causing the coral to turn completely white. This is called coral bleaching.
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Les coraux sont des animaux. Il fabrique un squelette en carbonate de calcium qui ressemble à de la roche.
Quand l'eau se réchauffe, le corail expulse les algues qui se trouvent dans ses tissus, il devient alors tout blanc. C'est ce que l'on appelle le blanchissement du corail.
#InAWink #Seychelles #coral #conservation
  • We found some motivated buddies ready to fight coral bleaching with us!💪
Between 2014 and 2016, the longest global bleaching events ever were recorded. It killed coral on an unprecedented scale.
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Nous avons trouvé quelques amis prêts à combattre le blanchissement des coraux avec nous!💪
Entre 2014 et 2016, le plus long événement de blanchissement du corail à l'échelle mondiale a été enregistré. Celà a tué les coraux à un rythme sans précédent.
#InAWink #Seychelles #coral #conservation
  • Seychelles is one of those countries where the crystal-clear waters are home to the most beautiful colorful fish. Unfortunately, due to coral bleaching, these stunning ecosystems are menaced. In some areas 90% of the coral reefs have already disappeared.
Rise of ocean temperatures, overfishing and pollution are the main threats, so it's our responsibility to take action!🐠
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Les Seychelles font parties de ces pays où les eaux cristallines abritent certains des plus beaux poissons multicolores. Malheureusement, en raison du blanchissement des coraux, ces superbes écosystèmes sont menacés. À certains endroits, 90% du corail a déjà disparu. Le réchauffement de la température des océans, la surpêche et la pollution sont les principales menaces, c'est donc à nous d'agir!🐠
#InAWink #Seychelles #coral #conservation
  • Namibia is home to some of the largest dunes in the world. The highest one, Dune 7, has been measured at over 383 meters.
What a view from above!
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La Namibie abrite quelques unes des plus hautes dunes du monde.
La plus haute, Dune 7, a été mesuré à plus de 383 mètres!
Quelle vue une fois arrivé au sommet!
#InAWink #Namibia #Africa #conservation #desert #dune
  • The recent death of Sudan, the last male Nothern White Rhino remember us our ''Rhino Tracking'' experience in Namibia. Thanks to @namibia_nature_foundation, we learned a lot about the threats facing the Black Rhino in Africa. We cannot let another species disappear! 💪
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La récente mort de Sudan, le dernier rhinocéros mâle blanc du Nord nous rappelle notre expérience de ''Rhino Tracking'' en Namibie. Grâce à @namibia_nature_foundation, nous en avons appris beaucoup concernant les menaces qui pèsent sur le rhinocéros noir en Afrique. Nous ne pouvons pas laisser une autre espèce disparaître! 💪
#InAWink #Sudan #Rhino #Namibia #Africa #conservation
  • Dead Vlei is one of the many wonders of Namibia. Once a temporary shallow pool, the abundance of water allowed camel thorn trees to grow in this clay pan.
The remaining skeletons of the dead trees are now black because the sun has scorched them. A really unique ecosystem where some plants still live! ☀🌿
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Dead Vlei est une des merveilles de la Namibie. Autrefois un petit marais temporaire, l'abondance d'eau a permis à des acacias du désert de pousser. Les troncs d'arbres morts sont devenus noirs, brûlés par le soleil. Un écosystème vraiment unique où des plantes vivent encore! ☀🌿 #InAWink #Africa #Namibia #ecosystem #deadvlei #conservation
  • It is amazing to see how fast the landscape can change in Namibia. This country has our hearts!
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C'est incroyable de voir à quelle vitesse le paysage peut changer en Namibie. Ce pays est un véritable coup de coeur pour nous!
#InAWink #Africa #Namibia #desert #roadtrip