We would like to say thank you to Taska Kemas Persekutuan A for the visit today!
As usual, the students and parents were first briefed on the safety rules and Sun Bear information before to the bear observation platforms; and also Wildlife Mask Colouring activity for the students, and Sun Bear quiz for the parents.
We hope they had a great time here and gained some new knowledge about Sun Bears, while helping us to spread awareness by sharing experiences with their friends and family! TOGETHER WE SAVE SUN BEARS!
We welcomed the invitation from KLK Sawit Nusantara Berhad to participate in their environmental outreach programme in the Sugut area of Malaysia's eastern Sabah, in the division of Sandakan. Both the Sabah Wildlife Department (Sandakan division) and the Sabah Forestry Department (Sugut Conservation Area) joined the programme. We went to four primary schools: SK Sungai-Sungai, SK Keniogan, SK Obah, and Humana School (EC2). Several activities, including talks on the history and advantages of palm oil, an overview of the protected wildlife in Sabah, mask colouring contests, sun bear talk and wildlife exhibitions, have been held over the past three days with the goal of increasing public awareness about the protection of our nature.
Tabika KEMAS Kompleks Polis Sandakan (27th September 2023) Visit to BSBCC - Cheeky, curious, energetic and adorable!
On the 20th September 2023, after yesterday’s community outreach programme, the BSBCC Education Unit organized a school outreach program in the same community area, SK Sri Darun, Tungku, Lahad Datu. The programme went well, and we were pleased with the students' enthusiastic response and active participation. We really appreciate the support of the school's community in making this programme a success.
After the community program at Kinabatangan District in February 2023, we extended our reach to the community members of Kampung Sri Darun, Kampung Lung Pias and Kampung Sepebpul Satu, Tungku in our most recent community outreach program today. The targeted community are living close to a few forest reserves, including the famous Tabin Wildlife Reserve where we reintroduced our rehabilitated rescued sun bears.
Apart of the exhibitions and talks, we also conducted a forum session with representatives from community wildlife rangers: Aki Keramuak and the 7 Team sharing their perspectives and experiences in handling elephant conflict to the community members, which is the main issue that exist in the area. In overall, the reception and reaction from the community members are positive and engaging.
Thanks to all departments, NGOs, community members that supported this event and make it a success.
On the 16th of September 2023, BSBCC was invited to set up exhibition booth at SJK(C) Lok Yuk, Sandakan as a part of the Children's Day celebration by the school.
We were invited to attend the World Elephant Day Celebration at Kalabakan District, Sabah on the 14-15 September 2023. The 2-days celebration aimed to raise awareness on elephant conservation among the primary and secondary students in the area, which was also attended by some of the local community. This is a golden opportunity for BSBCC to do a sharing session about the sun bear conservation work done by us since 2008. Of course, wildlife conservation is a collective effort by everyone, and we can start by educating our youngsters.
Thank you, Sabah Wildlife Department, for the opportunity given to us and for inviting us to the celebration!
Today we received a school visit from SMK Sandakan, with 60 students and 1 teacher. Students were given exposure to how important sun bears are in the forest and unique things about them.
Even though the weather is very hot today, students still got a chance to see the sun bears roaming in the forest enclosure from both observation platforms.
We hope the students are having a great time here and have gained more new knowledge about sun bears, as well as helping us spread awareness to their friends and family. Thank you and see you guys again!
Today we received a group visit from students from Pra Sekolah SK Jaya Baru, Kinabatangan. They were introduced to the eight bear species and Sun Bear’s fun facts before they were brought to the observation platforms to see the bears roaming in the forest enclosure.
We hope they enjoyed their time here, and gain new knowledge about Sun Bears and help spread awareness among their friends and family. Thank you for the visit and see you guys again!