BENEFITING: BEAR TRUST INTERNATIONAL
Will sun bears survive without the world's attention?
SURVIVAL OF THE SUN BEARS is a documentary made as a conservation call to action, and we're raising funds to complete the post-production of our film.
Have you ever wanted to be a movie producer? Here's your chance! Everyone who donates to help fund the post-production of Survival of the Sun Bears will be listed in the credits of this documentary. Everyone who donates $1,000 or more will be listed in the credits as Co-Producer! Once we reach our funding goal, we'll keep you posted on our progress and you will be invited to view a sneak peek of the final documentary!
Please join us. Your action now can help save sun bears and ALL the other wild animals that share sun bear habitat!
This film will be provided FREE to youth, educators, and the public as a way to create awareness about sun bears and their struggle to survive in the Bornean rain forest. People know about the plight of polar bears and pandas, very few people have heard of sun bears. Sun bears are the LEAST studied bear species. They are vulnerable to extinction.
Here are the major issues facing sun bear conservation:
1) Sun bear habitat is being converted into massive palm oil plantations
2) Sun bears are being poached for their body parts
3) Sun bears are illegally kept as pets, held captive with heavy chains in small cages
Now more than ever, our actions (or in-actions) have enormous consequences for wild animals and wild places. Bear Trust International and Wild & Stoked Productions are partnering to address this crisis and provide information about what we can do.
We will provide a science-based lesson plan that corresponds with the documentary as a FREE resource to teachers and the public throughout the US and beyond.
What are conservation actions? Creating awareness, for starters, is what we're working on. Filmmaker Jocelyn Stokes has been observing sun bears in Borneo for over a year and she has hundreds of hours of amazing footage. Now, we're raising funds with your help to complete the post-production. As a contributor, you'll be part of the conservation community raising awareness about sun bears. This effort is needed, it can help enact conservation action to save this amazing bear from extinction.
When the momentum builds, there are important strategic goals that can only be achieved with wide understanding and collaboration:
1) Legal protection for remaining forest habitat
2) Funding rangers to enforce laws that prevent poaching
3) Outlawing bear farming and bile extraction Your help is needed.
Please contribute what you can to help us deliver the message, and share this page with your community. You can be part of the movement to provide data-rich, science-based education to all our youth, at no cost to schools, which will have enormous conservation rewards as our youth transition into the decision-makers of tomorrow.
Thank you so much!