Thanks to the financial support of BOS Switzerland, the construction of the sun bear enclosures at BOS Samboja Lestari in East Kalimantan Indonesia is going very well. Rather than making the enclosures one by one as we had been doing (from A to E), we are now building all the 10 remaining enclosures (F to O) at the same time. We have 2 construction teams working simultaneously, one making the dens and one the fences. We hope to have the 10 enclosures F to O ready by the end of July 2019!
These 10 new enclosures will be able to accommodate up to 42 bears. Many of these bears have spent their lives in cages and will finally have access to a bit of their natural habitat for the very first time. The objective is that all the 62 sun bears who are presently in the care of BOS Foundation be able to lead a descent life in a forested environment. And on the whole, the bears who are already living in the enclosures A to E seem to be doing quite well.
Sun Bear Outreach also plans to make a 0,8 hectare forest enclosure and 4 dens for the sun bears at the Care Centre of the Orangutan Foundation International (OFI) in Central Kalimantan. The budget needed for this is USD 48 000. On this date, we’ve raised about 50% of the necessary funds so every donation is more than welcomed.
Thank you for your support.