HELP THE BEARS is a newly created non profit organization registered in France with the purpose of helping captive sun bears in Indonesia to a better life. The very first mission that HELP THE BEARS has set itself, is to create a large forest enclosure for 3 captive sun bears Desi, Kevin and Hilda, in collaboration with OFI, the Orangutan Foundation International.
Desi, Kevin and Hilda are presently in the care of OFI, at its Clinic and Care Centre in Pasir Panjang, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. They share a cage that is relatively big to Indonesian standards but extremely small to sun bear standards. The objective is to improve the quality of life of these three bears by giving them a forest enclosure, which will be about 1 hectare in size. This enclosure is now in the process of being built, it is next to the Care Centre on OFI land.