years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
June 2009: After a study conducted in non-winter months from 2005-2007, the final report on Asiatic black bear (moon bear) populations throughout Sichuan Province has been completed.
Bear occurrence is strongly related to forest cover throughout the province.
Roads have a negative effect in western region of province.
Agricultural lands have a negative effect only when they were distant from forests.
Villagers are accurate in their knowledge of bear presence or absence.
Where bear populations are perceived to be declining, villagers identified poaching as the most common cause.