Monthly Archives: June 2011

BSBCC Phase II tendering By Ian Hall 22 contractors attended a site visit to BSBCC on 3rd June to decide whether to tender for phase II works. Phase I was completed in March 2010 giving us a new bear house and 1ha of electric fenced forest enclosure with capacity for 20 bears. The second phase due to start […]

A volunteer’s story at BSBCC

By Marianne Sim It was a great privilege to work as a volunteer for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) at Sepilok for four weeks (Feb/Mar 2011).  I was greeted on arrival at Sandakan airport by the forever smiling Wai Pak Ng, BSBCC Project Manager.    My first day commenced with an induction by the Sun […]

Compassionate Conservation: the holistic approaches of Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre to conserve sun bears

 Last week Wai Pak and I attended the Asia for Animal 2011 Conference in Chengdu, China. Representing Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, we are the only participants from Sabah, and one of the few animal welfare, care, and rescue organizations from Malaysia to attend the biggest event and gathering of the year for animal lovers […]

BSBCC’s Facebook fundraiser 2011 a success! (updated)

Organized by several dedicated volunteers of BSBCC, BSBCC Fundraiser on Facebook has a big success by raising $4152 as I updated this blog on June 17th. Although I cannot join this fundraising event on Facebook (as I was in China attending conference) and thank you personally and immediately as you made your donation, my heart always be […]

BSBCC Facebook fundraiser 2011 starts NOW!!

After months of preparation, the BSBCC Facebook fundraiser 2011 finally starts NOW and will end at 6 pm Central Standard Time in USA. Please come and join us for this event that we all have been waiting for. Please visit:!/pages/Bornean-Sun-Bear-Conservation-Centre-Fundraiser-2011/103848556360766 I am really sorry that I cannot join you all in facebook because […]

A busy day at BSBCC

A professional speaker, international trainer, and businessman, Matthias Gelber emerged as worldwide champion in the award for Greenest Person on the Planet by 3rd Whale in Canada in 2008. On June 3rd, Matthias Gelber lead a group of friends visited BSBCC to learn more about sun bears and give a “Green talk” at the centre today. […]

Lots of prizes for the BSBCC fundraiser 2011!

The 2011 Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre fundraiser is coming soon on facebook. Lots of prizes have been donated to make this fundraiser possible. Please check out our fundraiser page to learn more about our prizes and how you can help sun bears and this fundraiser event!!/pages/Bornean-Sun-Bear-Conservation-Centre-Fundraiser-2011/103848556360766 Thank you for yoru helps and […]

Making a difference for the Malayan Sun Bear Making a difference for the Malayan Sun Bear by Traffic Southeast Asia on Monday, June 6, 2011 at 2:10pm Few people know more about the Malayan Sun Bear than Wong Siew Te, CEO and Founder of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. In conjuction with our 12 in Trouble featured creature, he writes this special piece […]

Forgotten bear (in Japanese)

Due to WordPress did not support Japanese characters, the article below appear as “?” code. Please go to to read the original posting. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre Wong’s note: Thank you Hina Fukuda from Japan Wildlife Center for writing this article and help us promote sun bear and their plights in Japan!