IMPROVING THE WELLBEING OF CAPTIVE SUNBEARS IN INDONESIA
The objective in 2019 is to complete all the enclosures (A to O on the map) at the Samboja Lestari Sanctuary in East Kalimantan Indonesia for the 62 sun bears who are in the care of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF). We have been working on this project since October 2016 and aim at having all the sun bears of BOSF settled in their new forest enclosures by Christmas 2019.
Sun Bear Outreach also aims at having a new 1 hectare forest enclosure built in Central Kalimantan Indonesia where the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) has 4 bears presently kept in cages. Construction of this new enclosure should take place in the Fall of 2019.
Sun Bear Outreach is also collaborating with the Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) next to Yogjakarta in Java to help improve the wellbeing of its 2 sun bears. We plan to have a new cage built so that the 2 sun bears (Bedu and Tegan) can be introduced to one another. Later, in 2020 we would like to make a large outdoor enclosure for them and also help WRC improve the facilities of all the other animals in its care.
Patrick Rouxel, founder of Sun Bear Outreach, is on site in Indonesia working full time to supervise the construction of the enclosures and the introduction of the bears into their new homes. Patrick equally controls the expenses for making the enclosures to make sure every dollar is spent wisely.
What we do is a drop of water in view of the global issue, but for each individual bear we help it means a lot.
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