Founded last year by Jeanette McDermott, Ursa Freedom Project’s mission is to collaborate with others to give voice to the world’s bears through story and art so they may grow into a larger collective destiny with humans to heal their circumstances.
Six of the world’s eight bear species are threatened with extinction as a result of human activities. Even "least concern" species such as the brown bear are at risk of extirpation in certain countries. Many threats face each bear species, making strategies for local conservation necessary.
UFP collaborates with organizations and individuals to assist on-the-ground conservation efforts in local communities. We enfold bears into story so their voice is heard and validated -- an act that allows bears to be received into culture and their lives transformed through acceptance. UFP advocates to conserve bears and their habitat and to free bears from persecution and exploitation by unleashing the power of knowledge and collective visualization to open hearts to understanding, wisdom, compassion and tolerance.
This year Ursa Freedom Project has made the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre its charity cause for 2010, with a goal to focus attention on the species and raise funds to change its circumstance. On behalf of BSBCC, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Ursa Freedom Project, especially Jeanette, for their helps and support sun bear and BSBCC.
Please visit http://ursafreedomproject.ning.com/ and be part of the family of Ursa Freedom Project. This is the site where individuals can combine efforts to make a difference for bears and their habitat. This is a very simple action where anyone can participate and get involve to save bears and to help mother nature for a better tomorrow.
Please join Ursa Freedom Project! We need you!