Explorers Against Extinction support Animals Asia’s effort to end bear bile farming in Vietnam for good.

28 March 2020

We are absolutely delighted to announce that we’re partnering with Explorers Against Extinction to get our Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre in Tam Dao National Park up to full capacity.

Explorers Against Extinction have partnered with various animal charities and funded various projects to protect a range of wild animals including rhinos, apes, painted dogs, tigers elephants giraffes and more.

Explorers Against Extinction’s express aim is:

“To promote the conservation of rare and endangered species and the protection of their environments. We also work on projects to advance the education of the public in the conservation issues around rare and endangered species and the threats to their environment and in helping local communities impacted by proximity to rare species benefit from their existence.”

With such a clear and important mission the partnership was a natural fit. The partnership is a key step in achieving our goal of ending bear bile farming in Vietnam by 2022. 

Animals Asia’s  Vietnam Director Tuan Bendixsen said:

“It’s great to be working with an organisation with our same commitment to protecting wild animals, and the wonder they can inspire when they’re not held in cages and exploited. Explorers Against Extinction will be instrumental in freeing bears from lives of misery and fear and bringing them to our world class rescue centre in the beautiful hills of Tam Dao National Park where they will receive round the clock care and enrichment as well as the best veterinary care and healthy diets.”

In addition to their work supporting on the ground initiative like Animals Asia’s bear rescue programme Explorers Against Extinction host annual exhibitions and events which aim to ignite a passion for responsible travel and conservation and to connect with ‘everyday explorers’ who, like us, want to safeguard wildlife and wild spaces for future generations. Their Young Explorer Programme is designed to inspire the next generation of explorers by offering mentoring and financial assistance to young people with a passion for exploration and conservation.

With Explorers Against Extinction’s help with our bear rescues we’re a big step closer to ending bear bile farming in Vietnam. Once we rescue each precious bear, we need your help to give them the lifetime of care and love they’ve been deprived of. By working all together, we can make a real difference.