Spectacled Bear Conservation
Spectacled Bear Conservation is a non profit organization, and all profit from the sale of products directly goes into conservation efforts of the Spectacled bear and the ecosystem it lives in. The making of the products featured on this website directly benefit women and communities living within spectacled bear habitat.
Peru’s north-western equatorial dry forest ecosystem is unique for spectacled bears, and is among the most endangered lowland tropical ecosystems. Habitat loss, agricultural practices, and hunting, are threatening the bears survival.
Our programs train and employ local artisans, para-biologists and citizen scientists to work with the communities to study, educate, and protect bears. In 2011, our research findings led to the creation of a protected area.