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Find out the latest on welfare issues facing bears around the world
The IBA conference provides bear experts (organizations and academics) with a platform to share their knowledge of issues facing bears around the world, to encourage best practice and deliver solutions.

Twister and four other bears set free in Idaho
After a long and bumpy ride, Twister stepped out of her crate, looked around and jumped off the back of the truck that had carried her and four other bears from Idaho Black Bear Rehab (IBBR) into the wilderness outside of Boise.

Latest bear cub rescue: Two sloth bear cubs seized in Orissa
The project deploys a holistic approach retraining members of the Kalandar community who have engaged in bear ‘dancing’ for reasons of tradition and extreme poverty, spreading awareness through campaigns, controlling trade, strengthening protection in sloth bear habitats, and gathering intelligence to help with confiscations and arrests.

Bears escape cruel ‘dancing’ destiny
WTI and WSPA initiated the Integrated Sloth Bear Conservation and Welfare Project in 2005 to work towards the holistic conservation of sloth bears in India, by providing alternative livelihoods for Kalandars and ensuring that the bears do not endure a life of suffering.

Bear cub rescued by Tennessee Member Society
Lisa wrote to WSPA to let us know about their latest bear cub and his journey to recovery at ABR.

Twenty years of bear care
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources brought the tiny cubs to non-profit IBBR which is celebrating 20 years of successful rehabilitation and release of black bears.

Sun bear added to Red List of Threatened Species
In addition to their numbers falling rapidly in the wild, tens of thousands endure pain and suffering in bear farms across south east Asia and by being forced to dance and fight for human entertainment.

Listen to an interview with WSPA's bear expert!
Listen to an interview with WSPA's bear expert! Watkins discussed his and WSPA's work to rescue bears from cruelty and exploitation, as well as the welfare needs still facing bears today.

Dancing bears: prevention not cure
From finding and removing captive cubs from miserable lives as dancing bears, we have moved to ensuring they never leave the forest.

Member society’s dedication saves cubs from bear baiting
Their own safety was threatened as they rescued two bear cubs from poachers in Pakistan. In the same month, the dangers inherent in their vital work inspired BRC to hold a ceremony applauding the wildlife department field staff that work alongside them; some of whom have been tortured as they protected bear welfare.

A convert from cruelty: former baiter gives up last bear
BRC’s effective local landlord networking approach had convinced Sufi Muhammad Rafique – once one of the most determined bear baiting organizers in Sindh province – to turn his back on this brutal sport in 2005.

WSPA 2008 Achievements
The WSPA-led Handle with Care campaign launched across nine countries in a blaze of publicity, moving politicians and the public to call for an end to the long distance transportation of animals.

Four bears saved in latest local network success
The network includes former organizers of bear baiting events – locally influential people who have been convinced to give up this bloody sport and support our work.

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