Bears in Albania

bears in albania

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Bears in Serbia

Bears in Serbia

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Bears in Croatia

BEARS in CROATIA

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BEars in North Macedonia

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Bear Mascha in a cage

Bears in slovenia

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Bears still suffer in Southeast Europe 

FOUR PAWS estimates that dozens of bears are still being kept in poor captivity in Southeast Europe. Some of them live in the most appalling conditions and in cages that are far too small, badly structured and inadequately equipped. Not only private owners keep animals in conditions not suited to their species, also many zoos and animal parks do not fulfil the minimum standards for keeping wildlife as set out in the EU Zoos Directive. 

FOUR PAWS aims to permanently improve the situation of captive brown bears in Southeast Europe.

overview of four paws help for bears in southeast europe

Our work at a glance

Bear Mascha shares a concrete cage with bear Felix.

Help for Bears in Slovenia

FOUR PAWS aims to expedite an end to the private keeping of bears in Slovenia

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Bear Teddy

Help for Bears in North Macedonia

FOUR PAWS aims to reveal and improve the situation of captive bears

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Cruel keeping of bears in captivity

HELP FOR BEARS IN ALBANIA

The cruel keeping of restaurant bears has been put to an end

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Bear in a cage in Serbia

HELP FOR BEARS IN SERBIA

FOUR PAWS committed to improving the living conditions of bears in captivity

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Bear in captivity in Croatia

HELP FOR BEARS IN CROATIA

Ministry has broken the agreement to end the illegal keeping of bears in captivity

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Bear Kassandra at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

Further activities for captive bears:

FOUR PAWS has already helped many bears in Southeast Europe and rescued some of them from catastrophic conditions. So far FOUR PAWS successfully ended the cruel practice of keeping dancing bears in Bulgaria and Serbia, and the illegal private keeping of bears outside of restaurants in Kosovo. Thanks to the initiative of FOUR PAWS and other animal welfare organisations, the keeping of bears outside of restaurants in Albania has also come to an end.

our solution

A new life for rescued animals in our bear sanctuaries

Bear Pashuk at BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

BEAR SANCTUARY Prishtina

A FOUR PAWS project in Kosovo since 2013

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Bear Standy at Belitsa

BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

A FOUR PAWS cooperation project in Bulgaria since 2000

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Facts about #SaddestBears in Southeast Europe

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bears in Southeast Europe have been saved by FOUR PAWS

Bear Riku at BEAR SANCTUARY Belitsa

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