Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre’s blog a success!

The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre’s blog and website has been up and running for the past three years. We are very grateful to Wildlife Direct who has been very kind host this blog since May of 2008. We also like to thank all of the readers who supported this blogs, made donations at this […]

Orang Asli lured into trapping rich pickings

http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/12midd/Article/#ixzz1NoT6TPgJ Note: Orang asli = aborigines MIDDLEMEN are using the Orang Asli to hunt endangered animals.As the Orang Asli are allowed to hunt certain animals for their own consumption, the middlemen pay them to trap and kill wildlife that is in demand in the market. Pahang Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director Khairiah Mohd […]

The Forgotten Bear in Jeff Corwin Connect

http://www.ecomii.com/blogs/jeff-corwin-citizen-blog/2011/05/25/the-forgotten-bear/   The Forgotten Bear By Laurel Neme May 25, 2011 File under: Animal Sightings, Wildlife Malayan sun bears, also known as honey bears (or Helarctos malayanus), are the least known of the world’s eight bear species. Few people know they even exist, especially compared with other types of bears, like polar bears and grizzlies. […]

Des nouvelles des ours malais

http://www.aves.asso.fr/article1204.html?lang=fr Le 9 mai 2011 par Sylvie CARDONA   Nous pensons toujours à Wong Siew Te qui s’occupe inlassablement du sauvetage et de la réintroduction dans leur milieu naturel des ours malais. A la tête du Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Wong prépare en ce moment la phase de réintroduction des ours dans la nature. […]

Headman with leopard, bear and other protected wildlife parts arrested

http://www.facebook.com/Trafficsea#!/note.php?note_id=210824545615064 by Traffic Southeast Asia on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 6:47pm By Elizabeth John  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 14 May 2011 – Wildlife authorities arrested a village headman and seized leopard, bear and dear parts from a freezer in his house in the state of Pahang this morning.  In the 1 am seizure, officers from […]

On my birthday

May 17, 2011 Yesterday May 16th was my 42th birthday. At first I was thinking I would spend this day just like my other days – clean our office in the morning (Monday is cleaning day), work, spend time with our bears, and no one will know about my birthday. My family was not with […]

Perspire to inspire- update

I.M Magazine last interviewed me in April 2010. Recently they did another “update” of my work and my story..

Becoming a lady

 Text by Shauna Tay, Photos Siew Te Wong  Natalie, our baby of the centre, is becoming our wildest. Being a young cub, she is somewhat controllable when taking her outdoors. We are able to walk side by side with her into any patch of forest and let her do her thing. She’s now become so […]

Exotic animals found in suitcases at Bangkok airport

http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/05/13/6636212-exotic-animals-found-in-suitcases-at-bangkok-airport John Makely writes   BANGKOK —(AP)  Authorities at Thailand’s international airport arrested a first-class passenger Friday whose suitcases were filled with baby leopards, panthers, a bear and monkeys. The animals had been drugged and were headed for Dubai. The man, a 36-year-old United Arab Emirates citizen, was waiting to check-in for his flight at Bangkok’s […]

Baby sun bears, panthers and monkeys: The extraordinary menagerie smuggled in first class passenger’s suitcases

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386721/Bangkok-airport-authorities-bust-class-passenger-virtual-zoo-packed-luggage.html By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 8:00 PM on 13th May 2011 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1386721/Bangkok-airport-authorities-bust-class-passenger-virtual-zoo-packed-luggage.html#ixzz1MHiWozFN A first-class passenger waiting to fly out of Bangkok was caught with suitcases crammed with rare baby animals. The man, a 36-year-old United Arab Emirates citizen, was waiting to check-in for his flight at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport […]