Cambodia is thought to hold important populations of Asiatic black bears
and sun bears, both of which are considered to be vulnerable according to the World Conservation Union's Red List of threatened species.
Animal-protection groups have estimated that about half of the world's Asiatic black bears
reside in cages on farms, primarily in China, Vietnam, and Korea.
The Asiatic black bear
is on the verge of extinction in southern Iran largely due to threats posed by farmers, hunters and cars.
Asiatic black bears
Inca and Gretel are now set to be moved to Dudley Zoo, near Birmingham, if they pass strict health tests.
ASIATIC black bears
are among the tallest (brown bears being the tallest) of the bear species.
Derek Reich, WRBI media coordinator, reports that interest has also been expressed in using dogs to save Asiatic black bears
in Japan and polar bears in Manitoba, Canada.
BEIJING: China has signed an unprecedented agreement with an animal welfare group to release 500 endangered Asiatic black bears
from primitive bear farms.
The go-ahead to save the bears was given in April and involves Asiatic black bears
- known as moon bears because of the golden crescent on their chest.
Agency for International Development (USAID) has revealed that large mammals, including Asiatic black bears
, gray wolves, markhor goats, and leopard cats are surviving in parts of Afghanistan despite braving years of conflict.
IFAW runs similar bear rehabilitation projects with brown bears in Russia and Asiatic black bears
Vivienne Simms, of Marton, Middlesbrough, battled through the water as she took part in the Great North Swim to help support the rescue of Asiatic black bears
- moon bears.
The Asiatic Black Bears
- already an endangered species - are mercilessly dragged to the ring with chains or rope around their necks.
But more than 6,500 Asiatic Black Bears
, known as moon bears after the golden crescents of fur across their chests, are still being farmed.
It is estimated that only 300 Asiatic black bears
are left in the wild today.
Srinagar, Jan 5 (ANI): The Wildlife wing of the Jammu and Kashmir Government's Forest Department has been conducting a research on Asiatic black bears
in the Srinagar region of the Dachigam National Park.