Wai Pak and I finally got a new helper starting this month at BSBCC office as we welcomes our new staff, Gloria Ganang as our Environmental Education Officer who reported for duty on 9th April 2012!
Originally from Sipitang town of Sabah, Gloria has a bachelor degree in International Tropical Forestry from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and expecting to obtain her Master’s degree in Forest ecology by the end of this year. MSc thesis is on bird species diversity in the Crocker Range Park. She has carried out various bird research projects in several areas including Klias Forest Reserve, Trusmadi Forest Reserve and Sulu-Sulawesi Islands next to Kudat and Pitas district. As a postgraduate student in the School of International Tropical Forestry of UMS, she also assists in training undergraduate students to carry out bird research in the field using the mist netting method.
Gloria is very new to the conservation of sun bears. However, being passionate about animals she is very enthusiast to learn more about the conservation of sun bears. She is looking forward to spread the words about BSBCC as a centre for the conservation and rehabilitation of sun bears. She aims to give visitors a different perspective of nature, promoting awareness of the urgent need to conserve our remaining forest areas for the continuous survival of sun bears particularly on the island of Borneo.
Welcome to the family of BSBCC. WE are all looking forward to work with you in the future!
Gloria at her desk in BSBCC office.