Video by Chiew Lin May
Find out what BSBCC is doing to help create a future for sun bears.
By Chiew Lin May
Are sun bears threatened?
Their existence is being fast disappearing who threatened by illegal poaching, pet trade and loss of habitat! Please do something about it!
A visit from SK. Rancangan Suan Lamba to BSBCC today. There are 34 students with their teacher involved in this visit. The students were given presentation on sun bear by Ms. Risnayati. Before they went to the observation platform to see the sun bears roaming in the forest enclosure, they were given mini tasks to test their understanding on sun bear from different topics about sun bear. This activity encourages and develops creativity in the students as well as to increase the understanding on sun bear. We hope that students and their teachers enjoyed their time at BSBCC learning about sun bears and the environment.
Yesterday (11th April 2018), BSBCC education team together with Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) and Wildlife Rescue Unit visited SMK Pangiran Galpam, Sandakan the last school for the wildlife conservation awareness and education programme (Series 1) 2018 for Sandakan district for this month. Various activities were carried out including exhibition, talks, environmental games and wildlife documentary video show. All of the students enjoyed their time learning about the environment and wildlife species.
Today, BSBCC has teamed up with our partners (Wildlife Rescue Unit, Sandakan Borneo Bird Club, and Sabah Wildlife Department) to SK Sri Melanta Jaya for as part of our Wildlife Conservation Awareness and Education Programme. Educational booths were set up, with activities such as presentations and mini-games were done to spread the awareness to the schoolchildren.
Yesterday was the second day of our outreach programme around the Sandakan district for this year. BSBCC education team together with HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme, Wildlife Rescue Unit, Sandakan Borneo Bird Club and Reef Guardian gathered at SK Sg Kayu, Sandakan. We set up booths at the school open hall to share the informations to the students. Each organization gave an inspiring talk to students on our knowledge and our ongoing effort to save wildlife in Sabah. About 600 students from Year 1- Year 6 participated in the whole programme.
Today BSBCC's Education Team organized Sandakan Wildlife Conservation Awareness and Education Programme (Series 1) 2018 for Sandakan district together with our partners from HUTAN - Kinabatangan Orang Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP), REEF guardian, Wildlife Rescue Unit and Sandakan Borneo Bird Club. Today the school we visited was SK Batu Putih. Various activities were held during this programme such as talks, games, video show and colouring activity. Each participating organization also set up educational booth for the students and teachers to visit. Thank you to our partners from different organization for joining us to be part of the programme and we are looking forward to more programmes in the future and lastly, huge thanks to the teachers and pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan Batu Putih for their support and participation.
In the same evening our BSBCC education team has a session with the school children of Sandakan Vision School, where the children learnt about sun bear's diet. They got to learn and understand about the type of food that sun bears eat and apply the knowledge into the activity done - where they draw what type of food that the sun bears eat. The children also get to share their findings with their friends during the group discussion. It was a fun session and the BSBCC team will be visiting the school again in two weeks. Looking forward to meet these kids again!
On the 23rd to 25th of March 2018, an International Orangutan Run was held in Sandakan in conjunction with “World Wildlife Day, 2018”. The event aims to spreads awareness about the plight of Orangutans as well as to encourage the public to learn about orangutans and conservation efforts of wildlife in Sabah. A few activities were held during this event and BSBCC was grateful to be part of this event. The activities including a run, talks, an exhibition and performance by local artistes. It was a good opportunity to join this event as it helps us to spread the word about the world‟s smallest bear, the sun bear, to the public especially the younger generations.
BSBCC‟s educational booth was set up at the Harbour Mall Sandakan for public visits. There were also booths from other organizations : Sandakan Borneo Bird Club, HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orang-Utan Conservation Programme (KOCP), IOI Group RSPO, Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SOURC), Sabah Wildlife Department and Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU).
A group visit of 12 children from different primary schools in Sandakan to BSBCC. They are a part of the International Environmental Education Exchange Programme through Video Conferencing, where they will do a presentation by the end of the programme with school children from another countries and exchange knowledge on what they have learned through video conference.
Thanks again for including BSBCC in your programme! ☀🐻
Mrs. Risnayati & Mrs. Sharon represented BSBCC for the launching of Pangolin awareness sculpture at Sandakan airport, Sandakan on the 13th February 2018. Organized by Future Alam Borneo and Danau Girang Field Centre, this event was officiated by Datuk Hj Kamarlin Hj Ombi, Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah. The objective of this educational exhibit is to raise public awareness of the critical status of this shy creature in our rainforests, at this high traffic location that is the airport. The pangolin sculpture itself has been painstakingly created by a Sabahan artist, by recycling plastic materials from numerous common place sources. The Sunda pangolin has been upgraded to a
totally protected species in Sabah. This giant art pangolin sculpture reminds us to protect and stop hunting this little known species.