News: Our work with bears
15 March 2018
Late last year we helped rescue Nepal’s last dancing bears, Rangila and Sridevi. But we’re devastated to learn they were taken – without our knowledge – to a poor welfare zoo, where Sridevi died. We’re urging the government to reveal why the bears were taken there and ensure it protects Rangila.
20 February 2018
Key to our work to save bears abused for entertainment has been our ability to help rescue bears and house them in sanctuaries where they can be given the best possible care for the rest of their lives.
12 May 2017
Last year, you helped Maya the bear break free. Your support also helped six other bears in Pakistan escape a lifetime of suffering. Hear their stories
05 May 2017
Gilbert Sape (Head of Campaign, ‘Bears and Traditional Medicine’) leads our campaign to end the bear bile industry across Asia. His work is complex and challenging – but vital to put a stop to one of the worst examples of animal cruelty in the world.
04 May 2017
Countries that keep captive bears for traditional medicine must follow this positive example to end the captive breeding of bears for their bile
13 March 2017
Raja, a 10-month-old bear cub who arrived weak and underweight at our Balkasar partner sanctuary in Pakistan, on New Year’s Eve, is growing fast and settling in to his new life.
10 March 2017
Maya the dancing bear has been surrendered to the care of the Balkasar Sanctuary. Because of you, Maya is now safe – and taking the first steps towards a new happy and peaceful life in our partner sanctuary.
27 October 2016
You have helped to rescue bears in South Korea, Romania, Vietnam and China, and played a hugely important role in our quest to improve attitudes towards animal welfare across the world.
04 February 2016
Since 2005, in partnership with Asociatia Milioane de Prieteni, your support has freed 87 bears from illegal captivity and delivered them to the World Animal Protection funded sanctuary near Zarnesti in central Romania. Now we have approximately 10 more to go.
13 December 2015
People often try to tell us it’s impossible to save wild animals from poaching, wildlife entertainment and trade. World Animal Protection's Kate Nustedt shares how she turns that doubt into strength and inspiration.