Arosa Bear Sanctuary
On 27 November 2016, the municipality of Arosa announced a clear 78% YES for the Arosa Bear Sanctuary. The joy of this vote is massive, now the next steps can be tackled.
The Arosa Bear Sanctuary represents meaningful and sustainable animal protection and allows Arosa to increase the attractiveness of the summer season. Together with the animal protection organization FOUR PAWS, the initiators of the Arosa Bear Sanctuary provide animals who were treated badly a happier life in the middle of the natural environment of Arosa.
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Ideas towards Arosa as a „Bear Village“
As the development of the Arosa Bear Sanctuary becomes more concrete and the beginning of the construction of the base infrastructure approaches, we start receiving an increasing number of requests regarding the next phase of the project. The financing of the base elements (fences, stables, visitor platform) is guaranteed with CHF 4 mio by FOUR PAWS and two additional investors. Our next steps include generating further ideas around the Bear Sanctuary, evaluating the integration of those ideas and securing financing.
In order to expedite the process, the project team has created a donation box with a list of potential ideas. The list details a variety of development options as well as preliminary cost analysis. The aim is to collect enough funds to finance a number of these ideas. The estimated cost of all ideas is a seven-figure amount. The partial projects are currently independent elements that can be planned and executed on their own. The “Bear Sanctuary Team” is open to answer any additional questions regarding the costs and current funding status of each element. We can sense a considerable interest in financial backing and are very excited about the overall support.
Are you interested in helping to fund further developments around the Bear Sanctuary? The association of Arosa Bears will be delighted to receive any donation.
Account Holder: Stiftung Arosa Bären, Arosa
In this area at the middle station of the Cable Car Arosa-Weisshorn, the bears will be given a proper animal-friendly home
Visitors can watch the bears at Arosa Bear Sanctuary on a spacious plattform and there will be a playground called "bear school"
A huge YES to the Arosa Bear Sanctuary
YES - to modern animal protection. A new, well-behaved home for abused brown bears, which could be saved from the worst conditions thanks to the international animal protection organization FOUR PAWS.
YES - to the tourist future of Arosa. A new summer tourism project with a potential of up to 80'000 visitors from Switzerland per summer season.
YES - at no cost and no risk. The costs for the construction, the provisions for a possible dismantling and the operating costs (permanently) are secured fully by the contract of FOUR PAWS and private donors.
YES - to new opportunities for all. The Arosa bears offer countless further development opportunities for local trade, tourism, construction and community life in Arosa.