News: Our work with bears
16 December 2016
We’re so happy to share the news that Maya the dancing bear has been surrendered to the care of the Balkasar sanctuary, following an incredible response from supporters - and months of hard work by our local partner the Bioresource Research Centre (BRC) of Pakistan.
26 May 2015
World Animal Protection bear expert rescues giant cuddly bears in order to raise funds for the Romanian bear sanctuary
02 April 2015
We’re delighted to share the wonderful news that three more bears have been saved from lives of cruelty and suffering in the bear baiting ring.
11 March 2015
Sochi bears removed from restaurant after over 130,000 people sign petition
01 July 2014
Two more female Asiatic black bears have been brought to live at the World Animal Protection-funded sanctuary in Pakistan.
14 May 2014
Today we celebrate the official opening of our bear sanctuary in Romania, which provides a home to bears rescued from illegal captivity and cruelty.
25 March 2014
Two more female Asiatic black bears have been surrendered by their owners and brought to the WSPA-funded sanctuary.
28 February 2014
We are delighted to celebrate the opening of our Romanian Bear Sanctuary, which provides a home to bears rescued from illegal captivity and cruelty.