Monthly Archives: August 2009

Joanna Bessey interviewed Siew Te Wong on the plights of sun bears

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Sun Bear paws turn up in nationwide raids Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 26 August 2009—Malaysia’s wildlife authority has seized several protected animals and parts of wildlife including bear paws, in a string of raids across the country in the last two weeks. On August 11, the Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) found four bear paws in the cold room of a licensed […]

BSBCC new video

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Illegal animal trading puts Malaysia on the world map for all the wrong reasons

By HILARY CHIEW KUALA LUMPUR: In 2006, Taiwanese authorities seized a three-tonne shipment of ivory from Tanzania worth RM25mil that had transited Penang port. An Indian national who was caught with an illegal consignment of Indian star tortoises at the KL International Airport in 2007 said he was paid to bring it into the […]

Borneo’s burning forests

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Tony Blair visit to BSBCC

by Jungle Bob (BATs volunteer) After a few hiccups relating to helicopter availability and some frantic preparation by Sylvia Alisto and her team it finally came together. At 9.40 in the morning two helicopters arrived at Sepilok and the visit of one of the World’s most prominent former leaders was on.Tony Blair, together with his […]

The Enrichment for the Sun Bears Part II.

 [kml_flashembed movie=”” width=”425″ height=”350″ wmode=”transparent” /]  By Wai Pak Ng  We have 12 bears in the centre. However, we only have 3 exercise enclosures. I am sure you might ask about those bears that were not in the exercise enclosures, what they would have for enrichment.  For those who are still waiting their turn to […]

The Enrichment for the Sun Bears Part I.

 By Wai Pak Ng  While we are waiting for the new bear house construction to be finished, the bears still have to keep in cages. Thus, to reduce the stress and boring level of our bears, enrichments are very important for them. Enrichment can be done in many ways which include physical construction, introducing new […]

Team 1 update

Original posted at Hello to all of Team 1’s friends and family and maybe the malaysian scouts if they get  chance to read this This is our second blog so we have a lot to catch up on!! after working at the sun bears team 1 moved onto working on base camp, we all […]

Wall Party

original posted on On Tuesday night we had our wall concreting party which spread onto Wednesday night also. Late into Tuesday night people where seen sleeping with their hands in buckets of concrete, everyone was exhausted. As it got close to three in the morning panic hit as we were running out of concrete. […]