Monthly Archives: June 2009

From bird watching to sun bear conservation….A twenty years of journey in wildlife conservation

It all begins at the fall of 1989 when I first came to Taiwan from Malaysia to continue by college education. I recalled it was the second day of my college life in National Pingtung Agriculture College when I saw the poster of Bird Watching Club (BWC), posted at the notice board of the 1st […]

Wong’s on the road…..

In the next few days I will embark a trip to eastern US to give talks on sun bear and their plights at different zoos that supported my sun bears works for the past many years. The title of my talks will be:   “The ecology, conservation, and plights of the sun bear: how are […]

Sun Bear Conservation Weekend at Rare Species Conservation Centre, Kent, England

By Anna Cocker (Sun Bear Conservation Trust)   The Rare Species Conservation Centre in Kent, England hosted a very successful fundraising event on Sunday 24th May and Monday 25th May 2009.  The event which was co-organised by the UK-based Sun Bear Conservation Trust (SBCT). This event was part of the endeavour to raise funds for […]

Are you Homo sapian?

Are you Homo sapian? If you claim you are, then you have to spend 1 hour and 30 minutes of your life watching “HOME”- a documentary of a planet that we call “HOME” to learn what have we done to our HOME. Do not blink, do not talk, just listen carefully to every single words […]

UPM Vet Students Doing Practical in BSBCC

By Wai Pak Ng~ Last April, a group of post grad students from University Putra Malaysia (UPM) visited to our centre to learn more about sun bears conservation, research and management. One month later, two UPM vet students also chosen BSBCC as a place to carry out their practical training.  Mellissa Aw and Lim Seik […]

The Alexander Abraham Foundation visit BSBCC

The following posting was written by Brinne Walsh, Executive Director of the Alexander Abraham Foundation. Brie visited several sites and project supported by AAF in Sabah early this month including BSBCC. ********** By the time we reached the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, the sun was high, and the day was hot.  We interrupted the Sun […]

Arrest of Cambodians highlights rising poaching concerns in Malaysia’s protected areas

http://www.traffic.org/home/2009/5/26/arrest-of-cambodians-highlights-rising-poaching-concerns-in.html Arrest of Cambodians highlights rising poaching concerns in Malaysia’s protected areas en Français Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 May 2009—Three Cambodian poachers with a stash of Wild Boar and argus pheasant meat, agarwood and snares have been nabbed by the National Parks and Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) at their hideout in a forest reserve in Malaysia’s northern […]

Cute sun bear cubs

[kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.youtube.com/v/ftVCqtcCCvQ” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /] Two endangered Bornean sun bear cubs have been introduced at the San Diego Zoo. The twin cubs were born at the zoo on Oct. 25 and made their public debut on last March 17. Read more about them at http://sunbears.wildlifedirect.org/2009/03/19/endangered-bornean-sun-bear-cubs-make-public-debut-at-san-diego-zoo/. The mother of the twins, Marcella, came from our […]

Sun Bear visits the dentist

As I was looking for materials to post on the blog, I found this video on Victoria the sun bear receiving dental treatment at Taronga Zoo, Sydney Australia. I thought it might be educational for people to see a sun bear and the process of “sun bear visit the dentist.” Enjoy! Victoria the Sun Bear […]