Protecting the Sun Bears of Borneo

See how the small sun bear, native to southeast Asia, is struggling to survive amid deforestation and poaching. The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is working to protect these bears, the world’s smallest, through its rescue efforts and by educating the public about forest protection. National Geographic grantee Eddie Roqueta films the bears up close in their natural habitat at the center as its founder discusses the organization’s quest to keep this vulnerable species wild in its rain forest home.

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PROJECT FUNDED BY: National Geographic Expeditions Council
PRODUCED BY: NGP Digital Studios
ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Greenpeace