An additional large forested enclosure has to be built in the oak forest at the Libearty bear sanctuary in Romania. This is urgently needed to provide space for around 20 bears which are known to be in poor captive conditions in Romania. Some are in run-down zoos where the zoo management simply cannot care for the bears adequately, while other bears are being kept illegally in small cages in private ownership. The Romanian government will confiscate these animals as soon as space becomes available at the bear sanctuary.
The funding for the new forested sanctuary area work will be provided by the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) and the construction work will be co-ordinated by the Romanian animal protection group - Millions of Friends- who manage the bear sanctuary.