3 December 2020 update

New mesh roof on eagles’ aviary – WRC Nov 2020

Despite the COVID pandemic, renovation work at the Wildlife Rescue Centre (WRC) in Jogjakarta, Indonesia is progressing slowly but surely. This is thanks to your donations and to the work of Tojeiro, a young Dutch volunteer who is working full time at WRC. The eagles now have new fence roofs on their aviary and pre-release cages, the orang-utans and the gibbons have a new drinking system in place and the binturongs will soon have a new large dome enclosure for themselves.

Sibin - Binturong et WRC

Sibin – Binturong et WRC

At the Samboja Lestari rescue centre of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF), the local staff is caring for the 71 sun bears since my return to France in August 2020. I am told that all the bears are well and that the dirt road which goes around the enclosures will soon be paved. My next project at Samboja Lestari will be the construction of a new 0,5 Ha forest enclosure with 2 dens for the 2 cubs Lucy and Alaya. I had hope to get construction going before the end of 2020 but travel restrictions to Indonesia have made it impossible for me to go there and get the project started.

Alaya - Samboja Lestari June 2020

Alaya – Samboja Lestari June 2020

As I wait for the green light to go back to Samboja Lestari, I continue to fundraise for the new enclosure for Lucy and Alaya. So far, Sun Bear Outreach has raised 20.000 euros or the 30.000 necessary. I’m hoping that BOS Switzerland will be able to chip in but I don’t know how much yet. So if you want to help make a new forest enclosure for 2 sun bear cubs, don’t hesitate to make a donation. Any amount is welcomed.

Lucy - Samboja Lestari June 2020

Lucy – Samboja Lestari June 2020

In the mean time, please watch my latest short video on the sun bears at Samboja Lestari.


Thank you for your support.



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    Louise Smith
    January 17, 2021 at 1:03 pm

    Thank you Patrick for your ongoing work with the sun bears. You are a hero in my eyes, making a real difference and undoubtedly making their lives better. Fabulous job.

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