With your help, we can change the fate of those sun bear!
The smallest bear species on the planet desperately needs our help because sun bears are acutely threatened of extinction in the wild. This threat stems from illegal wild animal trade, commercial hunting and the devastation of their living space. Sun bear mothers are killed, and their young cubs are kept as domestic animals, as pets. Once the cute cubs are all grown up, the bears are either sent away or they end up in too small a cage for their needs. If we do not act now there is a big possibility that sun bears will no longer roam around the rainforests of Borneo. Together with your help we can help protect the sun bears from these dangers!
It's never happened before! For the first time, BOS is aiming to release two bear cubs into the wild. Thanks to hard volunteer work, the two recently rescued bear cubs, Pampy and Khala, will be released in just a few months.
Pampy and Khala lost their mothers. They were recently rescued from the illegal pet trade and handed over to the BOS Samboja Lestari rescue centre. They are now being reared by babysitters who live with them in an open forest. Every day they learn what they need to survive in the wilderness.
Apart from their babysitters, the female bear cubs have no human contact. As soon as they are big enough, they are taken to a sheltered place.
Urgent: These two bear cubs need our help!
Khala & Pampy
Khala, few weeks old
Pampy, 6 months old
Learn about the Sun Bears
Being the biggest sun bear conservation programme in the world, BOS enables a bear-friendly life
The Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) rescue centre «Samboja Lestari» is located in the Indonesian part of Borneo and is the home to over 60 sun bears. Most of the bears arrived here injured or orphaned. The animals are treated and are carefully looked after by the veterinary doctors and the staff. In Samboja Lestari the bears are given the opportunity to live in a natural environment which suits their needs. Watch the video to get an impression!
Receive impressive stories and background information.
Our volonteers report about the sun bears and the situation in the BOSF Foundations sun bear rescue centre!
Experience reports of our volunteers!
From 60.- Swiss franc a year you support the work of BOS Switzerland and thus the rescue, care and maintenance of sun bears, the protection and preservation of the rainforest and our educational work in Switzerland.