Monthly Archives: May 2009

Conserving Sabah’s sun bears

The following article was published in the Timber Malaysia, Jan-Feb 2009 issue, the magazine published by the Malaysian Timber Council. This is surely a big step toward showing supports and recognition on BSBCC by the Malaysian government. Thank you MTC!     Sabah has expended significant effort and resources to establish sanctuaries for endangered […]

A short trip into the forest – BSBCC

by – Bob (BATs – Bear Action Teams) Original posted at: On 30th April, 2009 Ian Hall and I took a trip down to Sepilok with the express purpose of getting bitten by leeches, cover ourselves in scratches, insect bites, exhaust ourselves and get very sweaty. These objectives were reached with ease and we are […]

A brand new look at LEAP new website!

For many of you who consider me as the “daddy” of sun bears, then “mommy” of BSBCC must belong to Cynthia Ong, the director of LEAP. LEAP is a NGO founded by Cynthia Ong, base in Sabah with a US office in Oakland, California, USA. “LEAP – Land Empowerment Animals People – trailblazes to discover […]

Save the date: come join us in Kent, UK

Come and enjoy a fantastic family day out and help us raise money to save the ‘Forgotten Bear’!  On the Sunday 24th and Monday the 25th of May 2009, the Sun Bear Conservation Trust in conjunction with the Rare Species Conservation Centre in Sandwich, Kent are holding a ‘Sun Bear Conservation Weekend’ to raise money […]

Bowling for sun bears!

A fun family bowling event to raise money for Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre will be held May 16 from 2:00-4:00 at Boulevard Lanes in Dover, Ohio. It is organize by Wild4Ever (, a non-profit wildlife conservation foundation dedicating 100% of generated funds to the preservation of wild animals in the wild. Adult Tickets $15.00, […]

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers!

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers regardless of species! Mom is always the greatest! The coolest! And the best! Although I am pretending to be a mother of this poor sun bear cub who lost her mom to the hand of poacher, I am not even close to fulfill the great roles of a mother […]


Sunday 24th May & Monday 25th May 2009 Come to Rare Species Conservation Centre located at Kent, UK and learn more about the plight of the Sun Bear, we will have talks by Wai-Ming Wong (our soon to be in the field Sun Bear researcher) who will be undertaking an RSCC sponsored Sun Bear study in […]

We must act now! The future generations are depending on us!

[kml_flashembed movie=”″ width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]  Tropical Rainforests wrap around the equator of the earth like a green belt. Tropical rainforests contain a hugely rich diversity of species of plants and animals including sun bears. Rainforests are precious resources for all of us – not just for the nations in which they are found. They […]

Thank you for your donation!

It has been a year since we joined the family of Wildlife Direct to post stories and to share view of sun bears and other related issues. I want to thank Wildlife Direct and its team for giving us this opportunity to do so at the same time collect donations from the readers. After a […]

How you can help us to protect wildlife in Malaysia

In view of the recent incident where armed poachers lay siege of the forest office base, there has been many concerns and comments from the readers. Thank you all for your comments. You all raised appropriate concerns over the incident, both to the wildlife that loss their lives in these massacres, as well as the […]