Text by Wai Pak Ng
May 1st 2009, we have our first meeting and remarkable dinner together with the board and staffs of LEAP, later become the soul and heart of BSBCC at Tanjung Aru in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. Cynthia, Wong, Sylvia, Heather, James and I were at the dinner that day. This meeting was the first time for many of us met as before we were depending on emails and skype most the time. It must be the same mission and the dedication to help the sun bear that brought us together! It also an important night for BSBCC not only that we all meet for the first time, but also the idea of having the Bear Necessity fund raising evening was suggested by Cynthia for the first time!
At last, BSBCC was born!
During the past one year, BSBCC was just like a baby, trying to start from the very beginning. Thanks for all the helps and support from the government and private sectors, LEAP and partners of LEAP, BSBCC has grown up bits by bits, to the stage we are now. We had achieved our plans like the remarkable Bear Necessities fund raiser dinner. With the first anniversary of BSBCC, we are glad to see more and more people joining us and support the conservation of sun bears. We are happy to have friends in UK that set up Sun Bear Conservation Trust and help us to raise fund. Thank you all!