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on 18 Oct, 09:58

Bear Story – Take Your Time to Know About Soo Bear

Bear Story – Take Your Time to Know About Soo Bear
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Do you still remember the bear who has a sorrowful face, Soo? Good news, she had just recently finished her quarantine!

During her time in quarantine, she spends more of her time by staying up high. But she does have her favourite enrichment, Aussie Dog Ball. The Aussie dog ball is filled with her favourite food, dog biscuits and honey. Besides that, keepers are trying to introduce her many kinds of enrichment such as live tree branches, happy sacks and much more. But, she seems to like to play at night time where no one is around her. This is the reason we called her The Nocturnal. She is preferably active at night. We saw her improvement within the 30 days quarantine. She appreciates all the foods that we offer and she can be eating so fast.

 

 

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Read and see more photos of this story at http://www.bsbcc.org.my/bear-talk-blog/take-your-time-to-know-about-soo-bear

#sunbear #bsbcc #savesunbear #rehabilitation #rehab #forest #endangered

on 16 Oct, 16:50

Help free Lasah the elephant in Langkawi

Help free Lasah the elephant in Langkawi
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Lasah is a 37 year old wild born elephant who was captured and taken into captivity when he was a baby, separated from his mum and herd, and who has suffered in zoos, tourism and entertainment for over 25 years.

Lasah has been forced to work in a logging camp, lived in zoos including Singapore Zoo, perform in shows including in a popular Malaysian entertainment outlet and used in commercials and the 1999 film Anna and the King.

Eleven years ago, he was sent to the popular Malaysian tourist island, Langkawi and since then has been used by the profit-making Langkawi Elephant Adventures [LEA]. There, Lasah is used for elephant rides and lives all alone, which is devastati for a social animal like elephants. LEA also continues to offer Lasah for other commercial purposes on their website.

In July last year, activists exposed photos of Lasah chained on all four legs behind public eyes during LEA’s closing hours. In March 2017, eight months after the campaign for Lasah started, the Malaysian environment ministry said that Lasah is chained on two feet (when not exploited for tourist money).

Lasah has suffered for too long. This abuse must stop. Click on the link below to know what more you can do to help #FreeLasah.

http://www.fotomalaysia.org/?p=1870

on 15 Oct, 16:32

Outreach to Lahad Datu – 12&13 Oktober 2017

This week, the BSBCC’s Education Team head to Lahad Datu district together with our partner from Hutan – Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP). This Environmental Education outreach programme was organized by Hutan-KOCP and they invited BSBCC and Sabah Wildlife Department to participate in their programme. The first school we visited was SK Sabah Cocoa, Lahad Datu which is a rural school located in the middle of a plantation area. It is a low enrolment school (Sekolah Kurang Murid), only 39 pupils enrolled. The second school visited was SK Binuang, Lahad Datu. This school is about 15-20 minutes drive from Lahad Datu Town. Various activities were held during this programme such as talks, games, video show and colouring activity. Each participating organization also set up educational booth for the students and teachers to visit. Thank you Hutan-KOCP for inviting us to be part of the programme and we look forward to join more programmes with our partners in the future.

 

Colouring activity for Primary 1 & Primary 2 students at SK Sabah Cocoa, Lahad Datu

Colouring activity for Primary 1 & Primary 2 students at SK Sabah Cocoa, Lahad Datu

 

Talk on sun bear & BSBCC by Bellinda

Talk on sun bear & BSBCC by Bellinda

 

Posing with their coloured mask

Posing with their coloured mask

 

Bellinda explaining the sun bear diet

Bellinda explaining the sun bear diet

 

Interpretation to clouded leopard by Ms Noratika from Hutan-KOCP

Interpretation to clouded leopard by Ms Noratika from Hutan-KOCP

 

Talk on Orang Utan by Mr. Haslan from Hutan-KOCP

Talk on Orang Utan by Mr. Haslan from Hutan-KOCP

 

Group photo SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

Group photo SK Sabah Cocoa, Lahad Datu

 

Jeremy delivering his talk on sun bears & BSBCC at SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

Jeremy delivering his talk on sun bears & BSBCC at SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

 

Question and Answer session with the student after the talk

Question and Answer session with the student after the talk

 

Mr. Rayner from Sabah Wildlife Department presenting his talk about Sabah's Totally Protected Species

Mr. Rayner from Sabah Wildlife Department presenting his talk about Sabah’s Totally Protected Species

 

Students visiting educational booth by Hutan-KOCP

Students visiting educational booth by Hutan-KOCP

 

Students visiting BSBCC's educational booth

Students visiting BSBCC’s educational booth

 

SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

 

Presenting certificate of appreciation

Presenting certificate of appreciation

 

Presenting certificate of appreciation

Presenting certificate of appreciation

 

Presenting certificate of appreciation

Presenting certificate of appreciation

 

Group photo at SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

Group photo at SK Binuang, Lahad Datu

 

#education #environmentaleducation #environmentalawareness #wildlifeawareness #awarenessprgramme #bsbcc #lahaddatu

 

on 8 Oct, 10:14

Environmental Education Outreach Programme 2017 – SK Kepangian, Ranau

Environmental Education Outreach Programme 2017 – SK Kepangian, Ranau
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On the 19th of September 2017, BSBCC was invited to SK Kepangian, Ranau to organize a Wildlife Awareness Programme. It is about 4 and half hours drive to this school from Sandakan district. This school is one of the rural schools in Ranau district with 13 teachers and 107 students ranging from 7 to 12 years old. A lot of activities were held during the programme such as talks, video show, wildlife games, wildlife colouring activity and visit to exhibition booths. Besides BSBCC, our partners which were the Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) and Hutan – Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP) also joined us. Huge thanks to SK Kepangian, Ranau for inviting us to their school and also to our partners, thank you for the continuous support! We were really glad to see the students learning more about the Mother Nature.

Talk on Orang Utans by Mr. Haslan from HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme

Talk on Orang Utans by Mr. Haslan from HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme

 

Colouring activity

Colouring activity

 

Video show session with Ms Gloria from BSBCC

Video show session with Ms Gloria from BSBCC

 

Ms Bellinda from BSBCC doing story telling session (The Wild Tree House of Borneo) for the pre school children and Primary 1 to Primary 3 students.

Ms Bellinda from BSBCC doing story telling session (The Wild Tree House of Borneo) for the pre school children and Primary 1 to Primary 3 students.

 

Mr. Jeremy from BSBCC conducting wildlife game

Mr. Jeremy from BSBCC conducting wildlife game

 

Interpretation to Clouded Leopard using clouded leopard's costume

Interpretation to Clouded Leopard using clouded leopard’s costume

 

Introduction to Sun Bear using Sunny, the mascot

Introduction to Sun Bear using Sunny, the mascot

 

Our audience during the programme

Our audience during the programme

 

The school's staffs visiting our display booth

The school’s staffs visiting our display booth

 

Booth by Wildlife Rescue Unit

Booth by Wildlife Rescue Unit

 

Group photo at the end of the programme

on 8 Oct, 08:39

Bear Story – Mary The Sun Bears Voice – Finding Life In The Forest

Bear Story – Mary The Sun Bears Voice – Finding Life In The Forest
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How many of you still remember Mary, the orphan sun bear who was rescued from pet trade with her body was shown stunted growth? Here’s the story about Mary who being rescued to her time in quarantine to forming relationships with other orphan bears to stepping out into forest environment, giving Mary a new journey in life. Please be a voice for our precious sun bear! Please spread the word that sun bears are WILD animals that belong in the forest, and NOT to end up behind bars. We need to clear the pet trade, poaching and deforestation. It is not over yet! Please let them enjoy the taste of freedom in the forest where they belong!

© BSBCC / Chiew Lin May

Photo of Mary before rescue

Photo of Mary before rescue

 

A villager reported that Mary was found in a palm oil plantation while hunting for bearded pigs. Mary was kept as a house pet and ended up spending her life confined in a tiny cage.

A villager reported that Mary was found in a palm oil plantation while hunting for bearded pigs. Mary was kept as a house pet and ended up spending her life confined in a tiny cage.

 

Mary slowly recovering from her past and is now living her happy life at BSBCC

Mary slowly recovering from her past and is now living her happy life at BSBCC

Read more about Mary’s story at:

http://www.bsbcc.org.my/bear-talk-blog/mary-the-sun-bears-voice-finding-life-in-the-forest

#bsbcc #sunbear #savesunbear #rescue #rescuebear #rehab #rehabilitation #wildlife #wildliferescue

on 4 Oct, 21:36

National Scroll of Honour Award 2017

The National Scroll of Honour Award is proposed to recognize public and private organizations as well as individuals who have made great contributions to the sustainable development of human settlements. The award is parallel to the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award that was launched by UN-Habitat in 1989 and is currently the most prestigious human settlements award in the world.
Its aim is to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields, such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post conflict reconstruction, and improving living conditions and providing innovative solutions in providing housing for the needful people and efforts towards improving the quality of urban life.
The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner and their achievement, is presented to the winners during the National Urban Forum and winners will then be nominated for the prestigious UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award.
Therefore, we would like to request for your kind assistance to disseminate information on the scroll award to your Members, publish the information in your website and social media. Submission date by: 20th October 2017
Please whatsapp / sms to EAROPH Secretariat (Mr. Vincent Patrick) at 016 6567656 if you wish to receive the flyer and registration form by email.

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