Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘Unbearable trade ends now’

The Star Online, 30th May 2015 By PATRICK LEE   KUALA LUMPUR: Bear parts are no longer welcome in Malaysia’s traditional medicine shops. A leading Chinese medicine group is warning its 4,000-plus members not to stock the illegal items after a survey showed that dozens of shops were still stocking them. “We do not condone the […]

Hundreds of traditional medicine shops selling products made from endangered bears

The Star Online, 29th May 2015 By PATRICK LEE KUALA LUMPUR: Roughly half of over 300 Malaysian traditional medicine shops surveyed in 2012 were found selling illegal items made from endangered bears. Wildlife monitoring group Traffic found that some 175 of 365 shops surveyed here were selling medicine made from bear gall bladder or bile. “The […]

Illegal trade in bear bile is widespread in Malaysia

The Sundaily, 29th May 2015 By Vathani Panirchellvum KUALA LUMPUR: A new Traffic study has found that the illegal trade in bear bile and gall bladder for traditional medicine is open and widespread across Malaysia and poses a serious threat to wild bears. The wildlife trade monitoring network’s survey of 365 traditional medicine shops across Malaysia […]

Work Hard, Play Hard

Hello everyone! My name is Garnette Nawin. I’m a 20 year old Sarawakian from East Malaysia. I am from Miri, Sarawak and I’m currently doing my second year of Diploma in Animal Health and Production. It was funny at first when I got lost searching for the BSBCC here in Sepilok, Sandakan, because everything that […]

Orphaned Sun Bear Makes Triumphant Return To Wild

The Dodo, 26 May 2015 By Ameena Schelling After five long years of rehabilitation, an orphaned sun bear who was rescued from the exotic pet trade has finally been returned to her forest home — a momentous step both for both her and sun bear conservation as a whole.   The sun bear, Natalie, was surrendered […]

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Beruang madu Borneo kembali ke habitat asal selepas lima tahun jalani pemulihan

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