Posts Tagged ‘Tam Dao National Park’

Celebrating the finish to my fabulous 2020 Selfie puzzle!

I had a wonderful finish to my 2020 puzzle and raised a whopping $11600 for my Bear Care Club!!
Thank you to all my Bear Care friends who support me with donations and love. You make me so happy! Love, Jigsaw!

 

Looking forward to sharing all the news from my world here at Animals Asia’s Bear Rescue Sanctuary in Vietnam and of course…… my NEW 2021 puzzle !!!  Stay tuned!

 

Making new friends, remembering old friends

Gosh it was FIVE years ago when Sal brought some supporters to visit me. Since then so much has changed!!!
READ all our latest news HERE:
rescued bears settling in happily, Another Award for Adoptamoonbear and helping young students understand why bile-farming is unkind to us bears!
And YOGA done the Kollo way!!

 

Fabulous footage of Jigsaw’s home and a new award from Animals Asia

Hi everyone!  Read my recent newsletter here, chocabloc with news from Jigsaw’s world!  A few items, briefly:

Very exciting news: Adopt A Moon Bear have been acknowledged by Animals Asia (again!) for our exceptional fundraising and awareness raising campaigns. So proud that we are able to help Animals Asia in their extraordinary animal welfare work.

Jigsaw is happily hurtling along in his 2019 puzzle, thank you! Do go across to his puzzle page and check him out with his pile of cupcakes!!

And how exciting is this footage of Jigsaw’s world! If you look closely enough you will find him posing!!!  CLICK HERE to watch a short video

WOO HOO! Our 2015 puzzle is now completed!

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STAY TUNED FOR OUR NEXT PUZZLE IN 2016 AND OF COURSE OUR TRASH’N’TREASURE STALL HERE IN MELBOURNE, HOPEFULLY IN MARCH!!
AAMB-Merry Christmas!

Vietnam bear sanctuary saved from eviction

** STOP PRESS** GREAT NEWS FOR JIGSAW AND HIS BEAR BUDDIES

Animals Asia’s Vietnam bear rescue centre has been saved from the eviction threat that has been hanging over it since 5 October 2012. A communiqué issued by the Vietnamese government confirms that Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has concluded that the rescue centre’s operation should be maintained, and that construction on the project’s second phase should continue.

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The rescue centre was established based on the Vietnam government’s 2005 agreement with Animals Asia to fund and develop a facility on 12 hectares of the park that would permanently rehabilitate and house 200 endangered bears rescued from the illegal bear bile industry. Based on this agreement, Animals Asia has invested more than US$2 million in building and infrastructure.

To read more about this story visit AAF’s website here

THANK YOU Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for going with your conscience and not being swayed by the greed and corruption of others!

January 16 2013

Update on Jigsaw’s plight

Many of you have called or emailed, expressing your concern for Jigsaw and wanting an update about the situation in Vietnam.
**Why are we not surprised to discover that Mr Tien, the director of the Tam Dao NP,  has submitted a proposal to build his own wildlife park….in exactly the same area where AAF’s bear rescue centre is already located…..**
Mr Tien had lobbied the Ministry of Defence to issue an order to evict Animals Asia (based on a claim that the land is of “national defence significance”). However, an investment company has applied to develop a tourist development on the same land Animals Asia is being forced to leave. It is believed Mr Tien intends for his wildlife park to tie-in with the Truong Giang development.
**If Animals Asia is evicted from the site, Mr Tien would have no need to build a new wildlife centre, making use instead of the existing facilities that were built and paid for by Animals Asia. here’s**
Tam Dao N.P. director’s REAL intentions revealed

Many of you have called or emailed, expressing your concern for Jigsaw and wanting an update about the situation in Vietnam.

Why are we not surprised to discover that Mr Tien, the director of the Tam Dao NP,  has submitted a proposal to build his own wildlife park….in exactly the same area where AAF’s bear rescue centre is already located….

Mr Tien had lobbied the Ministry of Defence to issue an order to evict Animals Asia (based on a claim that the land is of “national defence significance”). However, an investment company has applied to develop a tourist development on the same land Animals Asia is being forced to leave. It is believed Mr Tien intends for his wildlife park to tie-in with the Truong Giang development.

If Animals Asia is evicted from the site, Mr Tien would have no need to build a new wildlife centre, making use instead of the existing facilities that were built and paid for by Animals Asia.

This deceit has not gone unnoticed…

According to a report in Vietnamese newspaper Người Lao Động, Vietnam’s Ministry of Defence has been asked to _make clear why the land in Tam Dao National Park on which Animals Asia’s bear sanctuary is located has been declared to be of “national defence significance”._

At this stage we can only hope that this is a cautiously optimistic sign..

The request came at a meeting convened by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) on Friday 26 October, which was attended by key government officials: the Ministry of Defence (MOD), the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment (MONRE), representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office, and the military commander of Vinh Phuc Province, where Tam Dao National Park is located.

Almost 50 of Jigsaw’s friends signed the petition and/or wrote to the Prime Minister of Vietnam, expressing their concerns about the unjust eviction order thrust onto AAF’s sanctuary in Tam Dao National Park.  But it’s not over yet. For those of you needing a bit more time you can still  make your voice heard on behalf of Jigsaw and his bear buddies!

Sign the petition NOW

Sign the petition NOW


I will continue to keep you posted on the plight of Jigsaw and his friends.