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Help us to save the Andean bears...

...before they disappear for ever.

The Andean Bear 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 grasslands) 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.
The Andean Bear Conservation Project 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 improve human understanding of these gentle creatures by collecting data on their environmental requirements, home ranges, preferences and use of habitat. 
Time is running out for the Andean Bear.  The tranquil cloud forests of the Andean mountain ranges, where these bears live, are rapidly disappearing.  Without a better understanding of the bears' needs there is no way to implement a strategy for their conservation, protection and survival. 
We 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 vital to their survival.  Despite this we are a small, grass-roots operation with little funding. We depend on volunteers and donations to survive.  Without your support we cannot continue this critical work.  You can help by buying from our Andean bear gift store.
The Andean Bear Foundation is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit in the USA.  Find us on the Guidestar search engine for non-profits, or on the IRS charities search engine.   The Andean Bear Project was in the past a part of an Ecuadorian non-profit, Espíritu del Bosque, which has now changed its objectives to be a rescue center for all animals.
This website last updated 8th October, 2013.
Andean Bear Conservation Project: Tremarctos ornatus, the Andean or spectacled bear in Ecuador.
Website www.andeanbear.org, text and photos by Sarah Clifford, Daniel Zwolenski and the Andean Bear Project or as credited otherwise.
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Information is given in good faith and believed correct at time of publication, but no responsibility can be taken for errors or omissions.  No responsibility can be taken for the content of external websites or the products and services they provide.  

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