Conservation is a primary concern at Oakland Zoo.
We take Action for Wildlife and promote animal welfare in Asia, by supporting in-the-field conservation programs such as the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Animals Asia, and more
All across China, Asiatic black bears, known as "Moon Bears" because of the beautiful golden crescent on their chest, are imprisoned for more than 20 years in tiny metal cages no bigger than their bodies. The bears live a life of torture and die a slow agonizing death because of the market for the bile from their gall bladders, which is used in traditional medicine. Animals Asia is working to stop this cruel practice, creating sanctuaries for bears rescued from the bile industry, as well as educating the public in order to stop the demand for wildlife products.
Oakland Zoo participates in the Hornbill Nest Adoption Project through Thailand's Hornbill Research Foundation, which is led by Dr. Pilai Poonswand. Funding sent to this project helps the foundation collect data on the biological and ecological aspects of these birds, including their important ecological role in dispersing seeds throughout the forest. It is said that the forests need the hornbill as much as the hornbills need the forests!
The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) provides solutions to tiger conservation in nine countries where tigers remain and could potentially repopulate: Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Russia, and Thailand.
The Malayan Sun Bear is the world's smallest bear. Originally widespread through Southeast Asia, Borneo is now one of the few remaining strongholds of this charismatic jungle-dependent mammal. The BSBCC promotes sun bear conservation by creating the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild; provides an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released; and educates the public by raising awareness about this species
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