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Sun bears are listed as Vulnerable in IUCN Redlist
To achieve our aims in sun bear conservation, BSBCC’s work relies on four fundamental pillars: welfare, rehabilitation, education and research.
- Welfare - BSBCC is currently home to 42 rescued sun bears. Sun bears in the wild face threats from deforestation, commercial hunting and the pet trade. All bears at our centre are orphaned and/or ex-captive bears. We provide rescued sun bears with a better life.
- Rehabilitation - We reintroduce bears into their natural habitat, providing the largest forest enclosures in the industry. We work with the bears to develop the skills necessary for survival in the wild and identify potential release candidates.
- Education - We believe education locally and internationally is crucial to preserve sun bears and their habitat for generations to come. We provide education resources at our centre in Sepilok, through our outreach programmes in Bornean schools and plantations, and online.
- Research - Sun bears are the least researched bear species in the world. We believe on-going research is key to increasing this species protection.
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PPM 219, Elopura,
90000 Sandakan, Sabah,