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.
On the 29th of August 2022, BSBCC was invited by Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD) to a joint outreach programme at Sabah Group Plantation, IOI Group, Luang Manis, Beluran together with HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme. The programme aimed for the staffs and community, together with the students living in the plantation. Among the activities are talks on the law and enforcement, conservation of orangutan and sun bear, exhibitions and activities with the students. Although it was a short programme, we are feeling grateful for the cooperation given by the IOI Group plantation management, who accommodated us warmly. We are looking forward for more cooperation in the future, thanks to all involved in the programme!
Happy World Elephant Day! Our event yesterday was very successful as we celebrated World Elephant Day at Kg. Bilit Hall, Kinabatangan. This memorable day, that is on the 14th of August 2022, BSBCC opened an exclusive exhibition to support the effort of raising awareness of the importance to protect our wildlife. The ceremony was officiated by Mr. Aiddie Jamali, Enforcement Officer of Sabah Wildlife Department, Kinabatangan District.
This event was also livened up with presence of NGOs and GOs such as Sabah Wildlife Department, HUTAN-KOCP, Seratu Aatai, GAIA, and KKM.
Other than opening up a booth and giving casual talks for the community of Kg Bilit, there were also lucky draws, quizzes and colouring sessions that was prepared for them. The attendees from all range of age have actively participated in all of the sessions. A huge thank you for the Community Honorary Wildlife Warden and Seratu Aatai for organising this wonderful event and also inviting us to participate in it. It was a very fun and exciting day thanks to everyone!
Do you hear the trumpet sound? It is Mr. Elephant trying to say, "Happy World Elephant Day!"
On August 12, 2022, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center (BSBCC) was invited to attend World Elephant Day, with the theme "Sabahan People Live Harmony With Elephants" at Sabah Forestry Institution Hall, Telupid. On behalf of State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, YB Datuk Jafry Arrifin, the ceremony was officiated by assistant permanent secretary 1 of State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Mary Ossidore Malangking.
Together with NGOs and government organizations such as Sabah Wildlife Department, Danau Girang Field Centre, HUTAN-KOCP, Seratu Aatai, and Community Elephant Ranger Team (CERT), BSBCC opens an exhibition to keep up with the effort to tell the public why it is important for us to protect our wild animals. Other than that, there are other interesting sessions such as casual talk about human-wildlife conflict and lucky draws. There are Sabah Forestry Institution students and other attendees who come to our boots showing their interest in getting to know more about sun bears. The event was a success thanks to everyone!
BSBCC was invited to the TAME (Tanjung Aru Marine Ecosystem) Exhibition at KK on 16-17 July 2022. The activity included booth exhibition and an interactive talk delivered by Dr. Wong Siew Te himself.
We hope more events like this can be done in the future to spread more awareness to people about our wildlife and nature.
Celebrating Malaysia’s rich biodiversity, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) had attended Biodiversity Day 2022 at Dataran Sukau, Kinabatangan on 28 June 2022, under the theme “Building A Shared Future for All Life”. The ceremony was officiated by YB Datuk Jafry Ariffin, State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment.
Together with other NGOs and government organizations such as Sabah Wildlife Department, HUTAN, and Rainforest Discovery Centre, BSBCC opened an exclusive exhibition to support the effort of increasing awareness of biodiversity among the public. Endless students from SK Sukau and SMK Sukau came to our booth, filled with curiosity and interest in learning about the sun bears. Not only that, a coloring session was also prepared for the kids.
Following a talk session given by Sabah Biodiversity Centre and other NGOs, a quiz was conducted at the end of the program. The students and attendees actively participated in the session, showcasing their immense knowledge in Malaysia’s biodiversity.
It was a successful event. Thank you to those who visited our booth!
Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!
Today marks the 63rd Independence Day for Malaysia and this year, BSBCC is thrilled to be invited by Rainforest Discovery Centre to celebrate together with our close partner, Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre. Tons of family-friendly activities can be done here, which includes Flying Squirrel Zipline, mask colouring, and puzzles. Come and say hi to our special appearance guest (psst.. it's Sunny the Sun Bear ) if you have the chance!
On the 4-5th of March 2020, BSBCC attended the annual World Wildlife Day 2020 organized by Sabah Wildlife Department at the Tawau Community Hall, Tawau, Sabah. Lots of NGOs and State Departments invited to the event, aiming for the primary and secondary schools students and also the public. The two-day event filled with lots of activities such as informative talks, choral speaking competitions, and lots of booth opened by the attending NGOs and departments.
The event was officiated by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Dr. Jamili Nais. Also attending the event is the Director of Sabah Wildlife Department, Augustine Tuuga.
Big thanks to Sabah Wildlife Department for invited us to this big and important event.
We from BSBCC would like to thank Land Empowerment Animal People (LEAP Spiral) for the invitation to their social initiative KeTAMU 4 Pangolins. This event was held in collaboration with the Sabah Art Gallery and the Sabah Wildlife Department over the weekend of World Pangolin Day 2020, on the 15th and 16th of February. The event featured multiple ways to celebrate these amazing wildlife as to secure their future as part of the Sabahan heritage; and by being organized in an open space so everyone and anyone can bring their wares and fares, sharing their creativity and curiosity. It was fun for BSBCC to be a part of this wildlife awareness initiative and thanks to all who said hi at our booth!