Mrs. Risnayati & Mrs. Sharon represented BSBCC for the launching of Pangolin awareness sculpture at Sandakan airport, Sandakan on the 13th February 2018. Organized by Future Alam Borneo and Danau Girang Field Centre, this event was officiated by Datuk Hj Kamarlin Hj Ombi, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah. The objective of this educational exhibit is to raise public awareness of the critical status of this shy creature in our rainforests, at this high traffic location that is the airport. The pangolin sculpture itself has been painstakingly created by a Sabahan artist, by recycling plastic materials from numerous common place sources. The Sunda pangolin has been upgraded to a totally protected species in Sabah. This giant art pangolin sculpture reminds us to protect and stop hunting this little known species.
A pangolin awareness sculpture at Sandakan Airport, Sandakan, Sabah
Mr. Anton Ngui, Chairman of Future Alam Borneo Society giving a welcoming speech
This event was officiated by Datuk Hj Kamarlin Hj Ombi, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah.
Dr. Benoit Goossens and Ms. Elisa Panjang sharing about the plight of this Sunda pangolin