Publications, Press, Resources


You can find our past and present newsletters below in PDF format:

November 2018

May 2018

December 2017

June 2017

Publications & Scientific Papers

The Status & Distribution of Bears in Vietnam, 2016 (English): Technical Report: Free the Bears/Animals Asia Vietnam, 2016

The Status & Distribution of Bears in Vietnam, 2016 (Vietnamese)Technical Report: Free the Bears/Animals Asia Vietnam, 2016

The challenges and conservation implications of bear bile farming in Viet Nam: Oryx, July 2018

Groundwork for effective conservation education: International Zoo Yearbook, March 2016

Understanding public perceptions and motivations around bear part use: Biological Conservation, November 2016

An apparent hybrid wild bear from Cambodia, Ursus, International Association for Bear Research and Management, February 2008

Laparoscopic-assisted insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt in a rescued Asiatic black bear: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, September 2017 

Status and conservation significance of ground-dwelling mammals in the Cardamom Landscape: Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2017

Press Coverage

The bear necessities in Luang Prabang: Silkwinds, October 2018

World's largest red panda rescue: National Geographic, January 2018

Bear rescue:, July 2018

Bile farm research shows bears at risk: National Geographic, July 2018

Bile farms are collapsing but it's not good news: Mongabay, July 2018

Bile farmers decimating wild bear populations: Vietnam News, April 2017

Mary Hutton receives Honorary Doctorate: Sunshine Coast Daily, April 2017

World's first sun bear symposium:, September 2017

Strengthening the fight against the bear bile trade: South China Morning Post, July 2017

Inside the disturbing world of bear bile farming: National Geographic, May 2016

Restoring sight in rescued Asian moon and sun bears: Vet Times, March 2016

Pride of Australia medals recognise WA's heroes: Perth Now, September 2015

First brain surgery performed on a bear: National Geographic, April 2013


Constitution of Free the Bears Ltd.

Education Kit

The following educational materials, used at our sanctuaries, provide a great introduction to bears and conservation issues. 





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