Monthly Archives: January 2012

Rockin’ 4 the Environment- SUN BEAR ROCK

Kenny Peavy, the founder of Earth Matter Institute and the author of the book “As if Earth Matter”, is helping BSBCC to organize a fund raiser Rockin’ 4 the Environment-SUN BEAR ROCK.  Below is his message to everyone, in the hope that this fund raiser will be a success to help sun bears! Thanks Kenny! […]

Happy Chinese New Year!

Wishing you Happy Chinese New Year! Please keep us safe! Please don’t kill us! Please don’t eat us! Please don’t milk our bile! Please don’t capture us as pets!   Image from Animal Asia Foundation

An Un-bear-able trade

Report from http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/2012/01/17/an-un-bear-able-trade/ An Un-bear-able trade Stephanie Sta Maria  | <!– January 17, 2012 –>January 17, 2012 Bear farming is rife in Asia with Malaysia as one of its prime product producers and consumers. VIDEO INSIDE Louis Ng is no stranger to close encounters with animals in distress. But nothing quite prepared him for the […]

Hamilton vet workers to raise money for orphaned orangutans and sun bears

Repost from http://www.hamiltonadvertiser.co.uk/news/local-news/hamilton-news/2012/01/12/hamilton-vet-workers-to-raise-money-for-orphaned-orangutans-and-sun-bears-51525-30101704/ Hamilton vet workers to raise money for orphaned orangutans and sun bears Jan 12 2012 by Gary Fanning, Hamilton Advertiser   A HAMILTON vet and a colleague are set to get on their bikes to coin it in for orphaned orangutans and sun bears. Mum-of-three Julie Innes and veterinary nurse Joanna Boyle […]

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre on 14 Jan 2012

It has been almost 4 years by now since I founded the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre. Thanks to the helps from many, so many in fact, people and friends from across the world, the establishment of the centre has been progress slowly but surely toward its goals. These sun bears used to be kept […]

Photo update 7: Playtime! from Rimba

Original posting at http://myrimba.org/2012/01/13/photo-update-7-playtime/#more-1182 By Reuben Clements and his team at Rimba We’ve got a little treat for you in this latest photo update! This time, one of our camera traps was fortunate enough to catch several shots of two sun bears – mum and child – playing together! We asked Wong Siew Te – […]

A quick update on Debbie the latest rescued sun bear cub

By WONG Siew Te, CEO and Founder, BSBCC Debbie the latest rescued sun bear cub was rescued by Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit on Jan 6th and sent to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre the following day. Unlike other sun bear cubs we have rescued in the past, Debbie was an aggressive and feisty little […]

Unique Borneo trip aims to protect little known Sun Bear

http://www.easier.com/98270-borneo-trip-sun-bear.html The label reads, “Please look after this bear. Thank you.” It worked for Paddington but can it work for the Sun Bear of Borneo? You may not have heard of the Sun Bear. They are the smallest of all species of bear, they like to live in trees, and yes, they do eat honey. […]

Sun bear cub rescued from pet owner

While the holiday mood for the New Year remaining strong, Sabah Wildlife Department’s Wildlife Rescue Unit already underway their new rescue mission of a sun bear cub on Jan 6th. The sun bear cub was sent to Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre the following day after a preliminary health check at the Lok Kawi Wildlife […]

Losing your head again in Sarawak

Text by Wong Siew Te The magnificent yet unfortunate Sunda clouded leopard mentioned in earlier blog was not unique. Others, many others in fact, wildlife in this part of the world also faced similar fate. Few years ago a friend of mine from Sarawak sent me similar photos- photos of a decapitated sun bear taken […]