Monthly Archives: September 2008

An Interview with sun bear expert Siew Te Wong: Habitat destruction, logging, wildlife trade drive sun bears toward extinction

An Interview with sun bear expert Siew Te Wong: Habitat destruction, logging, wildlife trade drive sun bears toward extinction Rhett A. Butler, mongabay.com September 25, 2008 http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&rls=DVXB,DVXB:2006-25,DVXB:en&pwst=1&q=wong+siew+te+mongabay&start=10&sa=N Industrial logging, large-scale forest conversion for oil palm plantations, and the illegal wildlife trade have left sun bears the rarest species of bear on the planet. Recognizing their […]

BEAR NECESSITIES: Fund-raising event for Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

The concept of setting up sun bear conservation center has long in my mind after I learned more and saw more sun bears being kelp in captivity. They are in pain, suffering, and miserable since the first day their human “owners” lock them up in small cages. Sun bear is by far the most forgotten […]

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation on WCN Wildlife Conservation Expo 2008

I am very proud to be invited to attend the Wildlife Conservation Network’s Wildlife Conservation Expo 2008 at Mission Bay Conference Center, San Francisco on Saturday, October 4, 2008. I will be giving a presentation in that morning and a table to talk about sun bears and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center and Beartrek, […]

How do sun bears sleep in the wild? –Part I

Like all of us and all animals, sun bears need sleep (What am I talking about? Of course sun bear need sleep!). But, not many people have seen how wild sun bear sleep in the tropical forest. I bet this posting will be an interesting and eye opening for many of you who see this […]