Sun Bear, the smallest member of the bear family, lives in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. It is being threatened by habitat destruction, poaching for body parts and fur, illegal pet trade, and some farmers kill them on site. The main threat to wild sun bear populations in Indonesia is habitat loss.
SPE Balikpapan Section expressed our support through a donation to Pro Natura Foundation as caretaker of Kawasan Wisata Pelestarian Lingkungan Hidup (KWPLH) KM 23. They focus on providing quality care for all sun bears at KWPLH Sun Bear Center. This includes providing medical care, funding for new sun bear facilities, high-quality food, enrichment, and maintenance of the sun bear enclosure and bear holding area.
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Photos courtesy by Pro Natura Foundation