There are currently no volunteer placements available at the Andean Bear Foundation. We hope that there will be opportunities for you to come and help with our work in the future. Thanks for your interest.
us to save the Andean bears...
Foundation's mission is to secure a future for the Andean bear (Tremarctos ornatus)
and sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of its natural habitat
of montane cloud forest and páramos (high-altitude
in Ecuador. Through research, education, reintroduction of rescued
orphaned bears, and science-based advocacy, we, as frontline
conservationists, are committed to working with local communities to
help people and Andean bears live together without conflict.
is a project of the Andean Bear Foundation, and is based in Ecuador.
We monitor both wild and
reintroduced bears, by direct observation and
through the use of radio tracking equipment. Our aim is to
human understanding of these gentle creatures by collecting data on
their environmental requirements, home ranges, preferences
and use of habitat.
is running out for
the Andean Bear. The tranquil cloud forests of the Andean
ranges, where these bears live, are rapidly disappearing.
better understanding of the bears' needs there is no way to
strategy for their conservation, protection and survival.
need your help! We are
currently the major organisation in the world tracking Andean Bears
with radio equipment and the only one successfully reintroducing Andean
bears to the wild. The information we are gathering is
their survival. Despite this we are a small, grass-roots
little funding. We depend on volunteers
Without your support we cannot continue this critical
work. You can help by buying from our Andean
Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit in the USA.
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The Andean Bear Project was in the past a part of an
Espíritu del Bosque, which has now changed its
objectives to be a rescue center for all animals.
website last updated 8th October, 2013.
Bear Conservation Project: Tremarctos
ornatus, the Andean or
bear in Ecuador.
Website www.andeanbear.org, text and photos by Sarah
Clifford, Daniel Zwolenski and the Andean Bear Project or as
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