2022

For 2022, our main goal is to build a large forest enclosure for the sun bears at the Samboja Lestari sanctuary of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) in Indonesia, which we were not able to build in 2020/2021 because of the COVID pandemic. As I write these words on July 19th 2022, I am happy to announce that the construction of this new enclosure is well under way and should by finished by the end of September. The enclosure will be of about 1 Ha in size and will hold 5 dens for a group of 5 bears.

To all those who have made donations to Sun Bear Outreach in the last 2 years, I’m happy to say that your funds are finally going to good use in the construction of this new enclosure which will greatly improve the wellbeing of 5 sun bears.

Now that the pandemic is slowly going away, we also hope that the Orangutan Foundation International will transfer the bears in the 1 Ha enclosure we build on their land more than 2 years ago. We have reason to hope that the transfer of the bears will happen in August. Fingers crossed.

Another objective for 2022 is to help the Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) of Jogjakarta acquire new land and build new facilities for its animals. For now we are waiting for WRC to settled all the paperwork regarding the acquisition of the new land.

Thank you for your continued support.

Patrick Rouxel