After months of preparation, the BSBCC Facebook fundraiser 2011 finally starts NOW and will end at 6 pm Central Standard Time in USA.
Please come and join us for this event that we all have been waiting for.
I am really sorry that I cannot join you all in facebook because Wai Pak (the project manager of BSBCC) and I are now in ChengDu, China, attending the Asia for Animals Conference 2011. I have no access to facebook because it is banned in China (don't ask me why :)). I will be giving an oral presentation entitled "The holistic approaches of Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to conserve sun bears in Sabah, Malaysia Borneo" on Monday. I hope the presentation will let more animal lovers in Asia know about our works to conserve sun bears and networking with other animal welfare/conservation NGOs in Asia.
Two days ago Wai Pak and I visited the Animal Asia Foundation's Moon Bear Rescue Centre. The rescue centre is home to 162 moon bears rescued from bear farms across China. I pay my highest respects to Jill Robinson and her team working tirelessly to rescue and to stop bear farming practice in China. It was an eye opening experience for us to see the amount of efforts AAF's team put in to help these poor moon bears.
Thank you everyone for making this fundraiser possible. As I write this blog, we have raised over US$1800 on this fundraiser event. Thank you all volunteers who organize this events, the donors and supporters to help us and sun bears. Our work would not be possible without your helps and kind support!
I thank you again!