Today, we received a group visit from SK. Bambangan. We already reached out to this group of students at their school, SK Bambangan, during our outreach program on Wildlife Conservation Awareness and Education Programme, last October. We are glad that they decided to visit us to see our rescued sun bears roaming in the forest enclosures.
This group consisted of 50 students and 11 teachers. As they had already been introduced to sun bears during the outreach program at their school, we conducted a "Bear Observation Activity" with the students. They were brought to the observation platform to observe what the bears were doing in the forest enclosures and relate it to their roles in the forest.
We hope they had a great time here and gained some new knowledge about sun bears while helping us spread awareness by sharing their experiences with their friends and family. Thank you!
Today, we received a group visit from SMK Pitas. We are honoured to receive this visit, as they came from a distant location just to experience the nature and wildlife. The group consisted of 24 students and 17 teachers.
They were given an introduction to sun bears and the BSBCC's efforts at conserving them, followed by a guided tour to the observation platform to observe the rescued sun bears in the natural forest enclosures.
We hope they had a great time here and gained new knowledge about sun bears and their habitat. Thank you!
We are delighted to welcome a group of kindergarten children from Tabika KEMAS Parlimen Batu Sapi to BSBCC. This group consisted of 67 children who were accompanied by their teachers and parents.
They were given an introduction to sun bears, and later they were brought to the observation platforms to see the bears roaming in the forest enclosure. Each of them is given a worksheet activity, and they need to observe and spot the animals in the forest other than sun bears.
Hopefully the children can gain new knowledge about sun bears and help us spread awareness to their friends and family.
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We would like to say thank you to SK St. Monica, Sandakan for the visit today! As usual, the group was given Sun Bear talk and Quiz by Environmental Education Officer before going to the observation platform to observe our rescued bears.
They were happy to see the rescued bears around the forest enclosures. 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! Once again, thanks for coming to visit us, and your kind donation and souvenir!
We are glad to be part of the North Borneo Rainforest Festival 2022. The two-day event that was held at Heritage Village Phase II, Sabah State Museum, gave us the chance to raise public awareness on nature and wildlife conservation as well as introduce BSBCC's efforts on conserving the world's smallest bear, the sun bear.
Activities were done to introduce the sun bears to the public, such as a talk about BSBCC from Dr. Wong Siew Te, booth exhibitions, wildlife face mask colouring, quizzes, and a forest animal magnet card.
Other than that, there are cultural arts activities, musical performances, and traditional food trucks that promote the diversity of Sabah's culture and nature.
It’s been a busy week for us this week as we have received big group visits 2 days in a row after our outreach programme to SK. Nunuyan last Monday. These group visits are Girl Guides group, SK. Simpangan group and SMK Telupid group.
The Girl Guides group consisted of 223 pax that were not only from Malaysia but also from Philipines, Sri Langka, Singapore, Cambodia and Maldives. SK. Simpangan and SMK Telupid groups consisted of 53 and 34 pax of students and teachers, respectively.
The groups are given a short briefing about our Centre, followed by a guided tour to the observation platform to observe the rescued sun bears in their natural forest enclosures.
We are honoured to receive these group visits as they travelled from distant locations just to experience the nature and wildlife. We are also glad that we can spread the word about our efforts to save sunbears and raise their awareness about nature and wildlife conservation. We hope they had a great time here and gained new knowledge about sun bears and their habitat. Thank you!
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We are honoured to be invited as part of the partners for the Elementary School Scout Environmental Camporee Environmental at Sekolah Kebangsaan Nunuyan Laut, Sandakan. Around 110 students from 7 primary schools around Sandakan were selected to join this programme. Yesterday was the environmental and wildlife education slot for the students. They had a chance to visit our booth together with the HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme and Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre. Our Environmental Education team prepared a few interactive quizzes, informative videos, and activities for the students to get them to learn more about sun bears and their habitat. We hope all the students will absorb all the knowledge and help us spread the message of our sun bear's plight and our effort to conserve and protect them.
We are glad to be a part of the 12th Borneo Bird Festival that is happening from October 22nd to 23rd, 2022 at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan. The Borneo Bird Festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo and aims to create greater awareness of nature conservation, promote birding tourism and create a platform to showcase the optics and camera equipment used for nature watching activities. Various activities are held during this two-day event, such as workshops and talks from experts, guided birdwatching walks, colouring contests, drawing competitions, bird photo contests, booth exhibitions of wildlife conservation from different organisations and many more.
School and community outreach on Wildlife Conservation Awareness and Education Programme at Kg. Bambangan, Sandakan.
On the 19th October 2022, BSBCC organised a Wildlife Conservation Awareness and Education Programme to Kampung Bambangan, Sandakan, which lies at the vicinity of Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve. This is the first programme of such organised by BSBCC targeting the community, and more will be coming soon. The programme aimed to reach the community living near to forest reserve to raise the awareness on conservation and providing a platform for state departments, NGOs and related agencies to exchange information on relevent issues.
The programme was preceded by a school outreach programme in SK Bambangan, targeting the school students and teachers in the morning. A total of 187 students and 17 teachers reached in this programme. At the same time, community members and students were visiting the exhibition booths prepared by BSBCC, Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme (HUTAN-KOCP), Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (SORC), Orangutan Appeal UK, Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre (TRCRC).
This was followed with mini sports games to foster good relationship between the community and the organiser. At night, the community attended talks given by Sabah Wildlife Department, TRCRC, HUTAN-KOCP and BSBCC. An estimated number of around 150 community members attended the talks (exceeding the expected number!) with several issues related to wildlife conflict and legals were discussed. With this, it is hoped that the issues were clarified for suitable future actions and will lead to a better environment for human, wildlife and nature.
BSBCC would love to extend the biggest gratitude to Ministry of Finance (MOF) for the funding of this programme and all the participations from state department, agencies, NGOs, Kampung Bambangan's Development and Safety Committee and SK Bambangan in making this programme a success. Thank you!
Today, we continued our outreach programme for Wildlife Conservation Awareness and Education Programme to SMK Elopura, Sandakan together with our loyal conservation partners, Sabah Wildlife Department, HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP), Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, Orang Utan UK Appeal and Seratu Aatai. Many educational and awareness activities were conducted to raise students’ awareness of nature and wildlife conservation.