The Borneo Bird Festival was back again this year at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah from the 15th to 17th September 2016. This event was jointly organized by Sandakan Borneo Bird Club and Sabah Forestry Department, and was launched by Guest of Honor YB Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and
This festival is a celebration of the magnificent birds of Borneo and aims to create public awareness of bird conservation, to promote bird watching and enhance eco-tourism activities.
Various exhibitors also took part in this festival such as us The Bornean Sun Bear
Conservation Centre, Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Parks, Sepilok Junior Rangers, Sabah Foundation, Wild Bird Club of Phillipines, Leica, Nikon Malaysia, Canon Malaysia, and others. BSBCC team set up educational booths to help people learn more about sun bears and to make people aware of the ways our activities impact these animals.
We also prepared sun bear masks for the children to colour at the booth– they were excited to join the coloring activity!