FOUR PAWS Viet is a Vietnamese NGO - partner of FOUR PAWS International, an animal welfare organization founded in 1988 with the Headquarter in Vienna, Austria, and offices in 15 other countries. FOUR PAWS strives to help animals in need with sustainable campaigns and projects, focusing on animals that are directly under human influence such as stray dogs and stray cats, farm animals, companions animals and wild animals kept in inappropriate conditions. BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh - an animal welfare project by FOUR PAWS, is located in Ky Phu commune, Nho Quan district, Ninh Binh province. The sanctuary allows greater governmental enforcement of the existing laws prohibiting the abuse of bears for bile extraction, by providing a place for any confiscated or voluntarily handed over bears to be taken to and cared for appropriately. The 1st construction phase of BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh on 3.6 ha of land has been completed and is now home for 32 Asiatic black bears. In the next few years the sanctuary will be expanded to 10 ha and will provide a species-appropriate habitat for around 100 bears. Asian Wild Animal Sanctuary is FOUR PAWS’ new project which is in the conceptual phase. The project is planned on the land of 31,64 ha and home for about 250 animals of different species. It is 3 km from the BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh, in the National Wild Animal Park project on Ninh Binh province.