Animals Asia is pleased to announce that the 3rd International Symposium on Sun Bear Conservation and Management will be held on 23 and 24 March, 2021 in Hanoi, Vietnam. 

LaylaBroad themes for the symposium are:

1. Captive management, welfare and reintroduction

2. Trade and demand reduction

3. Ecology, habitat conservation and population monitoring

The symposium will bring together field researchers, conservation managers, welfare experts and environmental educators, as well as government and industry representatives to provide a platform for networking, collaboration and coordination of projects.

 The symposium will provide simultaneous interpretation from English to Vietnamese, and Vietnamese to English.

Following the symposium, a one-day sun bear conservation workshop will be held on 26 March, 2021.

The primary objective of the 1-day workshop will be a red-listing assessment of the status of sun bears in Vietnam, with a subsequent goal of development of a Vietnam-specific conservation action plan.

Note: due to limited availability, participation in the workshop will be by invitation only. Only those who attend the symposium will be eligible to attend the workshop.

For interested parties, there will be a one-day trip to visit Animals Asia’s Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre on 25 March 2021.

Sanctuary sun bears 

Symposium Registration: Please register through EventBrite here

Call for Abstracts: Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission: Please submit your abstract here

International Delegate Guide: Download the International Delegates' Guide to Hanoi here

If you have any queries, please send an email to: coordinator@sunbearsymposium2021.org