The spectacled bear is critically threatened by anthropogenic causes: illegal trafficking: poaching: destruction of habitats: deforestation of areas for agricultural activities and illegal mining: and climate change: sudden high temperatures force the bears to migrate to higher areas, where food is scarce and they die of starvation.
DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife Fund supports the Fuverde Foundation to make sure these animals are better protected. The foundation will creat a 32km2 security area, free from anthopogenic threats. Next they will train 200 young people to become nature conservationists.
Do you also want to help protect the specatacled bear? You can make a donation to DierenPark Amersfoort Wildlife fund here.