2012 interview, status of bear bile farming today, and an activist’s disappointment

Interview from 2012, Seoul: a casual discussion of some of the nuances and complexity of the bear farming problem South Korea faced and still grapples with despite a phase out being in motion. Listen As of 2017, the Korean gov't, in partnership with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) sterilized nearly 100,000 …

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We love books that “love bears”…

This "moon bear" may not be exactly the same as our "moonbears" but we love to see books that help connect and endear children to nature! The classic first Moonbear story by National Book Award–winning author-illustrator Frank Asch gets a loving refresh to bring the bear who loves the moon to a new generation of …

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Moon bears are world’s most exploited bear

℅ our friends at Animals Asia, http://www.animalsasia.org The moon bear is the world's most poached and smuggled bear – according to a new report from Interpol. The report on the worldwide trade of bears and their parts estimates the trade is worth $2 billion. While the document outlines the plight of eight species across four …

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Combating age-old beliefs can help save bears in Asia

By Daniel T Cross on May 6, 2019, Sustainability Times~ Asiatic black bears, popularly known as “moon bears,” are facing a variety of threats throughout their range, which stretches from the Himalayas all the way to mainland Southeast Asia. The medium-size bears have lost much of their habitats to farmers and loggers. Poachers, too, have been taking a …

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Takin, Moon Bears and Golden Pheasants. China Expedition Highlights – Wildlife 2019

By Brad Josephs, Bears & Beyond  This spring season of Natural Habitat China Expeditions was a great success. All 4 trips had amazing weather, wildlife, and unparalleled chances to explore Sichuan Province, which in my opinion is one of the world’s best kept secrets. Here are some of the highlights for bird and wildlife signings in …

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