Monthly Archives: June 2013

Sun Bear Centre To Raise Funds, Calls For Public Support

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/ge/newsgeneral.php?id=959333   Sun Bear Centre To Raise Funds, Calls For Public Support SANDAKAN, June 27 (Bernama) — The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) will hold a fundraising dinner to raise RM500,000 to partially fund the construction of a second bear house before it is opened to the public early next year.Chief executive officer and […]

Sun Bears Target Of Demand In Traditional Medicine

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/newsindex.php?id=957735 By Haslin Gaffor SANDAKAN, June 21 (Bernama) — Hunted for generations in the jungles of Borneo for the bile from its gall bladder and for food, the Malayan Sun Bear continues to be a target for the ever present global demand in traditional medicine and exotic meat, threatening the world’s smallest bear which is […]

Special Moments with Mary, Ah Bui, Koko, Debbie, Fulung and Bongkud in the BSBCC Forest Enclosure Part 1

Text by Chiew Lin May Photos by Gloria Ganang & Chiew Lin May On June 11th, 2013 Ah Bui and Mary spent their first few moments of freedom roaming, exploring, and playing around the forest enclosure. The next day, they were joined by Debbie and Koko. Soon after, the four sun bears were united with […]

Target of traditional medicine demand

2013-June-21, Daily Express, Page 13

BSBCC to hold fundraiser to meet increasing cost of caring for Sun Bears

New Sabah Times, 2013-June-21, Page13  

http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/features/article/sun-bears-target-of-demand-in-traditional-medicine/ June 21, 2013   Hunted for generations in the jungles of Borneo for the bile from its gall bladder and for food, the Malayan Sun Bear (pic) continues to be a target for the ever present global demand in traditional medicine and exotic meat, threatening the world’s smallest bear which is said to have […]

Visit from Miami University

Text by Gloria Ganang & photo by Tee Thye Lim Students from Miami Dragonfly Classes, Miami University recently visited BSBCC. The students were divided into 2 groups: Borneo I: 18 students & 2 instructors came on 10th June 2013 Borneo II: 19 students & 2 instructors came on 21st June 2013. Wong, BSBCC’s CEO & […]

Gathering tour operators in preparation for next year’s opening to the public

Text & photo by Gloria Ganang On the 10th June 2013, a group of tour operators gathered at Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre (SOURC) for a meeting session to promote the upcoming places to visit in Sandakan. The occasion was organized by both SOURC & BSBCC. A total of 30 tour operators turned up and […]

Damai, Sun Bear Cub Diary – Explore in Forest Part VIII

Text and Photos by Chiew Lin May She belongs in the forest, not in a cage or as a pet. Damai was famous with  “Mystery of the sun bear at car porch “.  Damai was ended up at a car porch of a housing area in Damai, Kota Kinabalu and until now she is likely to […]

Fallacy And Absurdity

June, 20, 2013 – 7:11 pm Fallacy And Absurdity With the demand of traditional medicine seekers, Sun Bears continue to be at risk of getting hunted in the wild – BSBCC Wong By Jaswinder Kler SANDAKAN: Hunted for generations in the jungles of Borneo for the bile from its gall bladder and for food, the […]