Balkasar Bear Sanctuary, established in 2010 by Fakhar Abbas of WSPA (now known as World Animal Protection), is an animal sanctuary in Balkassar, Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan. The place was chosen because it met the requirements of the habitat of bears in nature.
This is the best place that could be found by animal advocates from the WSPA and their Pakistani partner, the Bioresources Research Center (Biodiversity Resource Center, BRC).
The sanctuary provides a retirement and rehabilitation home, and veterinary care for rescued bears from bear-baiting events. It houses the endangered species of Asian black bears and Himalayan brown bears. Balkasar Bear Sanctuary also has ornithology and herpetalogy research stations.