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An outreach programme was carried out at the IOI UNICO Plantation, Lahad Datu region on 2nd and 3rd September 2018. The programme was organized by IOI UNICO and Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in partnership with Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Wildlife Rescue Unit and HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Programme.
The programme aims to raise awareness on protected wildlife in Sabah especially orangutans among plantation communities. Activities carried out highlighted guidelines when encountering with orangutans, list of protected wildlife in Sabah, and importance of conserving the environment.
This was also a great opportunity to share BSBCC's work in sun bear conservation among estate managers and workers and why it is important to conserve sun bears. A sun bear introduction activity with school kids within the plantation was also carried out. A total of 116 plantation managers and workers as well as more than 250 school kids participated in the programme.