Moon Bear Rescue Centre
Currie & Brown provided cost management and quantity surveying services on the development and improvement of the facilities at China Bear Sanctuary, otherwise known as the Moon Bear Rescue Centre, in Chengdu.
The sanctuary, the first of its kind in the world, settles rescued bears in secure, semi-natural rehabilitation areas with bamboo forest enclosures designed to provide a stimulating environment. The centre also has a fully-equipped veterinary hospital, a sheltered quarantine area, an administrative block, a public education centre, staff accommodation, staff canteen and a bear kitchen.
Asiatic black bears, known as moon bears because of the golden crescents on their chests, are listed as a vulnerable species by conservation experts. It is estimated that fewer than 15,000 black bears are left in the wild in China.