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Free The Bears Ltd

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Top Individuals
  • AUD $16621
  • Mary Hutton
  • AUD $5338
  • Matt Hunt
  • AUD $4284
  • Christine Ellis
Top Teams
  • AUD $77811
  • Night in a Cage
  • AUD $0
  • Free The Bears Fund Inc
  • AUD $0
  • Stairs for Bears

Free the Bears mission is to protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world. Over the past 25 years we've helped rescue over 950 bears. We currently operate rescued bear sanctuaries in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and care for over 230 rescued bears. We've helped bring the centuries old Indian 'dancing' bear tradition to an end, removing over 500 bears from the streets of India and providing alternative livelihoods to the nomadic Kalandar gypsy families who had forced the bears to beg (the first Kalander student recently graduated university).

We work closely with our government partners to strengthen wildlife laws and enforcement and run education programmes which have helped hundreds of thousands of people learn of the importance of wildlife conservation. Our research and cub care programmes are world leaders, providing invaluable learnings which will help conserve the vulnerable bear species we work with - sun bears (the world's smallest and least understood bear species), moon bears (or Asiatic black bears) and Indian sloth bears.

Free the Bears began after our founder, Perth grandmother Mary Hutton, learnt of the horrific practice of bile extraction of caged moon bears in Asia. Since this time we've rescued many bears from the bear bile trade and prevented the industry getting a foothold in Cambodia. In the coming years we hope to see an end to bear bile extraction and farming in Vietnam and Laos, where just under 1,000 bears are still kept in terrible circumstances.

Despite our achievements, we have a long way to go to ensure the bears and other wildlife of SE Asia are protected and preserved. With limited suitable habitat available, our commitment to the rescued bears at our sanctuaries is lifelong, which can last up to 40 years. This requires a huge financial commitment - any help you can give is greatly appreciated. Please donate or register as a Bear Carer, and please come to visit our sanctuaries and see what we've been able to achieve. Thank you.

Fundraising Opportunities

Snowy Classic 2022

Bowral Classic 2021

fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival 2021

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Melbourne

The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane

Noosa Classic 2021

Downer Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Brisbane

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Sydney

Pizza Run

Pizza Run - Sydney

Pizza Run - Brisbane

Pizza Run - Adelaide

Pizza Run - Melbourne

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Adelaide

Rottnest Channel Swim

Stadium Stomp 2021 Location Template

Bowral Classic 2020

Noosa Classic 2020

Mother's Day - Charity

RunWest

RunWest Virtual 2020

Sydney Running Festival 2019

Noosa Classic 2019

Birdman Rally 2020

Bowral Classic 2019

Giro d'Canberra 2020

Trek Great Wall - Adventure Charity Challenge

Huma Trek Everest Base Camp Open Challenge

Huma Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge

Walk Larapinta Charity Open Challenge

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Clare Classic 2020

Mudgee Classic 2020

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Snowy Classic 2022

Bowral Classic 2021

fisiocrem GC50 Run Festival 2021

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Melbourne

The Sunday Mail Transurban Bridge to Brisbane

Noosa Classic 2021

Downer Brisbane to Gold Coast Cycle Challenge

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Brisbane

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Sydney

Pizza Run

Pizza Run - Sydney

Pizza Run - Brisbane

Pizza Run - Adelaide

Pizza Run - Melbourne

Stadium Stomp 2021 - Adelaide

Rottnest Channel Swim

Stadium Stomp 2021 Location Template

Bowral Classic 2020

Noosa Classic 2020

Mother's Day - Charity

RunWest

RunWest Virtual 2020

Sydney Running Festival 2019

Noosa Classic 2019

Birdman Rally 2020

Bowral Classic 2019

Giro d'Canberra 2020

Trek Great Wall - Adventure Charity Challenge

Huma Trek Everest Base Camp Open Challenge

Huma Trek Inca Trail Open Challenge

Walk Larapinta Charity Open Challenge

Spartan Fundraising

Clare Classic 2020

Mudgee Classic 2020

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Recent Donors

  • AUD $272.50
  • Sally Spratt
  • AUD $109.00
  • Phil & Lyrisse Grayman
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  • Andrew Mabin
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