Monthly Archives: August 2013

Special Moments with Wan-Wan and Mamatai in the BSBCC Forest Enclosure Part I

Text and Photos by Chiew Lin May On August 14, 2013 Wan-Wan, a seven year old female sun bear and Mamatai, an eleven year old female sun bear were released into the forest enclosure. The two bears are very different in appearance; Wan-Wan has a light pinkish nose and Mamatai has short legs and a […]

Thank You For Your Support of The Big Dreams, Little Bears Fundraiser !!

Thank you all our donors for your generous support for our BIG DREAMS LITTLE BEARS fundraiser, Sandakan. Your contribution generated RM443,000 for the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre – the first sunbear centre in the world for the smallest bears in the world ! Contribution is underway and we hope to have the centre open […]

Outlet in Hot Water Over Exotic Menu

The Star Online, 22th August BY YUEN MEIKENG KUALA LUMPUR: Apart from standard fare, the kitchen of a restaurant in Cheras was allegedly serving up exotic dishes featuring bear’s foot and tapir’s nose under its “special order” menu. Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) enforcement officers raided the restaurant and seized 2.95kg of bear […]

MALAYSIA: A Sneak Peak at the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Green Global Travel, 21st August 2013 –by Leyla Giray Alyanak; photos by Anne Sterck (The following is a guest post by Leyla Giray Alyanak, a former foreign correspondent who belonged to the WWF International management team, and now blogs about her travels at Women on the Road. If you’re a blogger interested in contributing a guest post, […]

Saving Sabah’s Sun Bears

My Sinchew, 17th August 2013 By Haslin Gaffor SANDAKAN, Aug 17 (Bernama) — Bongkud was seen climbing up a tree in search of food within the gated area of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre at the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, near here. These are good days for the Bornean sun bear which is now free […]

Helping To Save The Sun Bears Of Sabah

 BERNAMA, 17th August, 2013 By Haslin Gaffor SANDAKAN (Bernama) — Bongkud was seen climbing up a tree in search of food within the gated area of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre at the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, near here. These are good days for the Bornean sun bear which is now free to carry on […]

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See Hua Daily News  30th May 2013

Sun Bears are “Forest Doctors”

New Straits Times, 30th May 2013 By AVILA GERALDINE ECOSYSTEM PRESERVERS: They cannot survive in agricultural plantations, says conservation expert KOTA KINABALU: THE Malayan sun bear plays an important role in the ecosystem as they serve as forest doctors, engineers and planters,  contributing  to a thriving forest. Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) founder and chief […]

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See Hua Daily, 22nd May 2013

Kinatagakan “habitat”, magagasu tolosok kopongundoronok koposion boruang tongokodo

Utusan Borneo, 22nd May 2013