At BSBCC, group visits are always welcomed. This can encourage them to learn more about sun bears and their habitat and their threats.
On the 14th May 2016, students from “Institut Latihan Perindustrian” (ILP), a local institution in Sandakan and Conservation Biology students from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) visited our Centre.
A total 28 students from ILP were involved during the visit to our Centre. This visit provided the students knowledge and important awareness to conserve sun bears as a species in the long run. The students also came with the purpose to contribute in any way they can at the Centre. BSBCC’s team has arranged the students to help in the maintenance of our facility.
Their visit started with an interpretative walk around our visiting area which was conducted by our Centre Coordinator,
Jeremy. After that, the students spent their time observing the sun bears from the observation platform. Many were excited to see the sun bears for the first time and were amazed of how small they are.Their activity continued with maintenance work for our access trails and walkway. Many thanks to students and teachers from ILP for conducting such a meaningful visit.
On the same day, students and lecturers from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) visited our Centre. As part of their Wildlife Management course, they conducted a trip from their institution in Kota Kinabalu to Sepilok, Sandakan.
During their arrival at BSBCC at around 2pm, BSBCC’s founder and CEO, Mr. Wong presented a talk about sun bears and BSBCC. At the end of the presentation, a short Q&A was held with the students. They were then taken to the observation platform to see the sun bears in the forest enclosure. Mr. Wong also gave them a special tour behind the scenes, at the bear house area to learn further about the Centre’s operations and the sun bear’s rehabilitation process.