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on 20 Aug, 09:11

Bear Story – One Small Step for the Sun Bear Center, One Giant Leap for Sigalung!

Bear Story –  One Small Step for the Sun Bear Center, One Giant Leap for Sigalung!
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Our aim at BSBCC is to give sun bears a second chance to live in the forest. After being rescued, Sigalung, our 9 year old male sun bear at BSBCC, took more than a year to take his courage to step into the forest again.

In July 2017, Sigalung has finally come out from his indoor pen to enjoy his life as a sun bear in the forest.

Visit http://www.bsbcc.org.my/bear-talk-blog/one-small-step-for-the-sun-bear-center-one-giant-leap-for-sigalung to read more about Sigalung’s story!

Sigalung climbing down a ladder to explore the training pen.

Sigalung climbing down a ladder to explore the training pen.

 

Exploring the forest

Exploring the forest

on 15 Aug, 08:54

Volunteer Story – Little Me, Little Bears and A Big World

Volunteer Story –  Little Me, Little Bears and A Big World
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“It wasn’t long before I was working in the heart of conservation and it was a thrilling experience. Upon arriving at the Bear House, I met my buddy Brandon who briefed me thoroughly on the operations of the Bear House and guided me through all the tasks. Day by day, we worked alongside other bear keepers (collectively known as Bear Care Team) with a daily routine of cleaning cages, kitchen work (E.g. preparing porridge, fruits and vegetables, and other dietary needs), feeding the bears inside the Bear House and in the forest enclosure, fence checking and making enrichment for the bears. I also got to work under the Environmental Education unit where I’m tasked to interact with visitors at the centre’s observation platform, educate and raise awareness on sun bear ecology and the importance of not only their conservation but also of their forest habitat.” – Ng Li Shuen

 

I was also luckily enough to be interviewed by CNN

I was also luckily enough to be interviewed by CNN

 

I was also luckily enough to be interviewed by CNN

Darren (Bottom left), Andy (Top left) and Mizuno (Bottom right) were there to help. Ginger leaves were added to bring life to the tree (and of course, to get in the way of the bear)

Darren (Bottom left), Andy (Top left) and Mizuno (Bottom right) were there to help. Ginger leaves were added to bring life to the tree (and of course, to get in the way of the bear)

Read and see more photos at http://www.bsbcc.org.my/bear-talk-blog/little-me-little-bears-and-a-big-world

on 28 Jul, 11:17

CNN Heroes – Meet the Superman saving the sun bears of Malaysia

CNN Heroes – Meet the Superman saving the sun bears of Malaysia
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Thank you CNN for this prestigious recognition!
The achievement of our works to help sun bear is not just me but group efforts including Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Forestry Department, LEAP, BSBCC’s staff, volunteers donors and supporters across the world.
I hope with this recognition, more people in the world will know more about sun bear and their problem they faced with the survival to the next millennium. Together we can help this little known bear that is in big trouble.
Please LIKE this posting, DONATE to us if you can, and SHARE it widely!
Thank you!

– Wong Siew Te, Founder and CEO of BSBCC

Click link below:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/27/world/cnn-hero-siew-te-wong-bornean-sun-bear-conservation-centre/index.html

on 27 Jul, 10:02

The Sun Bear Voice Newsletter – May/June 2017 Vol.4, No.3

The Sun Bear Voice Newsletter – May/June 2017 Vol.4, No.3
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Our newsletter for May/June 2017 is now available!

Inside this issue:

  • Bear stories
    • Meet Kina and Sika – Beginning of a new life
    • Friends for life – Nano and Noah
  • BSBCC Corner – Dr. Wong as Keynote speaker at the 13th International school of                         Brunei Global Issues Conference
  • Educational activities – Petrosains Playsmart Environmental day 2017
  • Notable visitors – US Ambassador visit

Click here to read and download: The Sun Bear Voice Newsletter – May/June 2017 Vol.4, No.3

on 23 Jul, 11:27

Environmental Education Race – 18 (EE Race – 18) 2017

Environmental Education Race – 18 (EE Race – 18) 2017
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This year, the 18th Environmental Education Race (EERace) has once again chosen BSBCC as one of the pit stop for their race. The EE Race is an environmental education programme held annually in the heart of Borneo districts of Sabah. It is organized by the Rainforest Discovery Centre (RDC) under the Sabah Forestry Department, together with many government and private organizations. The aim of the race is to enhance and deepen teacher’s knowledge and experiences on the environment.Our course, called the EE Race, features 80 % outdoor activities, participant-centred learning, group effort and interesting environment-related assignments. The participants of this race are secondary school’s principals around Sabah. This race was started from the 17th of July 2017and will end on the 22nd of July 2017. On the July 19th, 2017 the team has arrived at our centre. All of the participants has no idea on their next destinations and what they will be doing…

Read and see more photos at http://www.bsbcc.org.my/bear-talk-blog/ee-race-18

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After the participants completed the pre-assignment, they will be given a card for their next task.

Participants asked to stay in small cage for them to experience what it feels like to be badly treated by people who visits displayed animals

Participants asked to stay in small cage for them to experience what it feels like to be badly treated by people who visits displayed animals

Hands on activity: creating bear's enrichments

Hands on activity: creating bear’s enrichments

 

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