This project needs volunteers to help care for and rehabilitate over 100 bears that have been rescued from the illegal wildlife trade, from bear bile farms and from lives as domestic pets.
The Project works with the Cambodian authorities, supporting their rescue programmes. The Sanctuary provides a home for bears that have been rescued from circuses, bile farms, the meat trade, traps and even from people who have bought them as cubs to keep as pets.
Twenty one forested enclosures have been built over seven hectares to house a mixture of Sun bears and Asiatic black bears of different ages and personalities.
All of the enclosures are extensively furnished with pools, rocks, hammocks, climbing frames, lush native vegetation and a variety of enrichment toys to ensure that the bears are kept happy and healthy at all times.
Volunteers work with alongside local Khmer staff, feeding the bears, devising and making toys and enrichments (food games), and maintaining the bear enclosures.