News: Our work with bears
23 January 2018
We’re microchipping more bears in Vietnam, which will help end the awful practice of extracting bear bile for traditional medicine
22 December 2017
Working with the Jane Goodall Institute of Nepal and Nepali police, we rescued two tortured sloth bears, Rangila and Sridevi, on Tuesday night (December 19). They’re now on their way to Parsa National Park in Nepal, where they’ll be free from suffering
15 December 2017
Following our successes towards ending the inhumane use of bear bile in South Korea and Vietnam, we are starting work with local partners in Myanmar to stop the development of the trade and help protect the Asiatic black bear and the Sun bear from physical and psychological suffering.
07 November 2017
No hugging, but animal lovers registering for our ‘volunteer with bears’ can spend three days with 97 rescued brown bears at the Libearty bear sanctuary from the 13th-18th September 2018.
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.
25 March 2014
Two more female Asiatic black bears have been surrendered by their owners and brought to the WSPA-funded sanctuary.