Overview

Charity details

ABN
Address
Australia
Address For Service email
Phone
Charity Size
Large
Who the charity helps
Youth - 15 to under 25
Families
Environment
Animals
Adults - aged 25 to under 65
Date established
1995
Last reported
31 January 2021
Next report due
31 December 2021
Financial Year End
30/06

Summary of activities

Free the Bears works to protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world. Since 1995 almost 1,000 globally threatened sun bears, moon bears and sloth bears have been given a second chance at life in world-class sanctuaries after being rescued from the illegal wildlife trade and exploitive situations. Free the Bears works to ensure wild populations of bears are given the chance to survive and thrive through pioneering field research, collaborating with government and non-governmental partners to strengthen and enforce national wildlife laws, and building community support for the protection of wildlife and wild spaces through innovative education and awareness programs.

Charity programs

Program name Classification
Cambodia Bear Rescue and Conservation Program Wildlife welfare
Laos Bear Conservation and Wildlife Sanctuaries program Wildlife welfare
Vietnam - Cat Tien Bear Sanctuary and Conservation Project Wildlife welfare
Protecting Wild Bears Endangered species protection
Education and Awareness Wildlife biodiversity

Where the charity operates

Countries
Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Viet Nam

Financials & Documents

Annual reporting

Title Due Date Date received Download
Financial Report 2021 31 December 2021 Pending
Annual Information Statement 2021 31 December 2021 Not yet submitted
Financial Report 2020 31 January 2021 31 January 2021
Annual Information Statement 2020 31 January 2021 31 January 2021
Financial Report 2019 31 January 2020 26 February 2020
Annual Information Statement 2019 31 January 2020 26 February 2020
Financial Report 2018 31 March 2019 29 March 2019
Annual Information Statement 2018 31 March 2019 29 March 2019
Financial Report 2017 31 January 2018 8 December 2017
Annual Information Statement 2017 31 January 2018 8 December 2017
Financial Report 2016 31 January 2017 15 November 2016
Annual Information Statement 2016 31 January 2017 15 November 2016
Financial Report 2015 29 February 2016 29 February 2016
Annual Information Statement 2015 29 February 2016 29 February 2016
Financial Report 2014 31 January 2015 30 December 2014
Annual Information Statement 2014 31 January 2015 30 December 2014
Financial Report 2013 31 March 2014 26 March 2014
Annual Information Statement 2013 31 March 2014 26 March 2014

Documents

Title Date Reporting Year Download
Governing Document 22 January 2019 Download

People

Responsible People

The role of a 'Responsible Person' is an important one for registered charities. Generally, a charity's Responsible People are its board or committee members, or trustees.

History

The charity's subtype history

Purpose Start Date End Date
Preventing or relieving the suffering of animals 1 January 2014
Advancing the natural environment 1 January 2014
2012 Another purpose beneficial to the community 3 December 2012 31 December 2013

Registration status history

Effective Date Status
3 December 2012 Registered

Enforcement action history

There have been no enforcements for this charity.