Monday, July 4, 2016

Survival of the Sun Bears! for Bear Trust International | Generosity | Please Help the Sun Bears

Survival of the Sun Bears! for Bear Trust International | Generosity Bookmark and Share We are scientists and story-tellers working to save the world's smallest bear from extinction. Sun bears! Not only are they extremely adorable, they are also incredibly important for maintaining the health of the Oldest Rainforests on Earth. That's right. The tropical forests in Borneo are 130 million years old, and sun bears are one of the keystone species that keep this forest alive. Sadly, sun bears need our help. Sun bears are threated with extinction due to habitat loss, poaching and illegal pet trade, yet the greatest threat these tree-dwelling bears face is lack of awareness.

We are fundraising to complete an important, awareness-building film about sun bears to share with the world and educate local communities about the plight of these amazing jungle bears.

Co-producer Jocelyn Stokes has spent more than a year filming in the jungles of Sabah, Borneo during her research on sun bear rehabilitation. Co-producer Aaron Sandhu has filmed throughout Borneo this year for sun bear conservation. The funds raised here will help us finish this important education tool and support the conservation efforts of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.