Sun Bear (Helarctos Malayanus) – Vulnerable. The two major threats to sun bears are habitat loss and commercial hunting. Human-caused fires in parts of Sundaland are also diminishing habitat quality for sun bears. On Borneo, periods of prolonged drought have disrupted fruiting patterns, which in combination with reduced habitat availability due to logging and fires, resulted in starvation among sun bears, even in primary forest areas. Commercial poaching of bears for the wildlife trade is a considerable threat in most countries, and is the main threat where deforestation is currently negligible. (IUCN Red List)

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