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The enrichment workshop at BSBCC

Text by Anna Wade

Photo: Siew Te Wong

 

Here at the centre, enrichment is a key focus and it is important that all of the staff and volunteers have a complete understanding of what providing enrichment entails. Over a 3 day period, BSBCC project manager’s Wai Pak dedicated his time to helping the team to understand the importance of enrichment for all captive animals as well as the importance of meeting the animals daily needs. In attendance were the 3 office staff, Gloria, Thye Lim and Dawn, 2 of the keepers, Daniel and Beyri, the 3 current bear volunteers, Anna, Miriam and Leanne and the volunteers on the travellers program… so it was quite a full room!

 Wai Pak broke the talks into 3 categories; the 1st talk was on animal welfare, the 2nd was on enrichment and the 3rd was on types of enrichment, and also gave examples of when enrichment can go wrong. Everyone was encouraged to engage in the talk by asking questions and there was some very good points raised, especially in regards to what is best for our bears at the centre. Overall the response from everyone involved was very positive. As many of the enrichment ideas have already proven to be successful with the bears, it encouraged us to think more outside the box. Hopefully everyone will take what they learnt away with them and use it to positively improve the lives of the bears and any captive animals they encounter in the future. Thanks Wai Pak!!

Sun Bear Conservation & the Rockin’ 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rock event at BFM 89.9

Please click the following link and listen to Wong and Kenny talk about Rocking for Sun Bear!

http://www.bfm.my/sun-bear-conservation-rockin-environment.html

Sun Bear Conservation & the Rockin’ 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rock event

 

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[ Programme Segment: Earth Matters ]

Earth Matters Podcasts

 

The Malayan sun bear, the world’s smallest bear species, is classified as ‘vulnerable’ to extinction on the IUCN red list.

We find out more about the Malayan Sun Bear from Wong Siew Te of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and Kenny Peavy of the Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia, who are also behind the Rockin’ 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rock, an event which hopes to raise awareness on sun bears among the masses.

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Wong’s notes:

Thank you Meera Sivasothy, Juliet Jacobs from the BFM89.9, Jasmine Low, and Kenny for arraigning this interview and create another opportunity to make the little known sun bears well known!

Meera interviewed Kenny and I in BFM89.9 studio.

 

 

 

A visit from University of Toronto

Text and photo by Gloria Ganang

Today the BSBCC welcomed a group of students from the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto. The group comprises of Professor Sean Thomas and 24 master’s students. Besides telling them about the history and operation of the centre, we get to share information about sun bears as well. We were pleased to see them so keen to know more about the sun bear and there were many good questions from the conservationist group.

BSBCC would like to thank the students and Professor Sean Thomas of the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto for visiting us and also for their donation towards the centre. We really appreciate your support and it would definitely make a difference especially towards the sun bears. We wish you all of the best and success in your studies!

Trying to catch a glimpse of the sun bears at the forest enclosure

Professor Sean Thomas and Roshan (BSBCC volunteer) observing sun bears from the observation platform.

Group photo before leaving Sepilok.

Sun Bear Rock! this Saturday 21 April 2012!

Event Announcement
 
This Saturday 21 April 2012 marks a significant date for the Sun Bears in Malaysia. Over 35 musicians including singer songwriters Rafique Rashid who has penned a song specially about the bears, and Amir Yussof, Jerome Kugan as well as upcoming acts like Tashya’s Ink, The Impatient Sisters, Ryota Katayama, bands from International School of Kuala Lumpur come together to perform at Rockin’ 4 the Environment’s Sun Bear Rock! 2012 in Central Market, Kuala Lumpur.
 
The musicians supporting the cause are instrumental in generating public awareness on the Sun Bears species – one of the smallest and the least known of the eight bear species in the world. Until today, Sun Bears are still being hunted and poached from their natural habitat. So the weeklong festival seeks to raise awareness about the plight of the species as well as the importance of continuous environmental education: read press release.
 
We INVITE YOU to attend the official launch of Rockin’ 4 the Environment: Sun Bear Rocks! this Saturday, 21 April 2012 from 12.00pm-4.00pm.
 
 
 
The programme is as follows:
 
21 April 2012 @ Central Market Main Carpark Stage
(Free)
12:00 Welcome speech by Kenny Peavy of Environmental Education Alliance of Southeast Asia
12:30 Introduction to Sun Bears by Wong Siew Te of Bornean Sun Bears Conservation Centre in Sepilok, Sabah
12:45 Musicians rock for the Sun Bears!
13:00 The Impatient Sisters
13:30 Rafique Rashid
14:00 Rustic Rose
14:30 Tak Nak
15:00 Ten Thousand Talents
15:30 Shazet beatbox
16:00 Close
 
22 April 2012, 2-5pm, Universiti Invasion! @ Panggung Eksperimen, Universiti Malaya (RM3)
 
25 April 2012, 8.30-11.00pm, Jazz, Blues, Country gig @ Doppel Kafe, Central Market Annexe (RM15)
 
26 April 2012, 8.30-11.00pm, Acoustic open mic gig @ Doppel Kafe, Central Market Annexe (RM5)
 
27 April 2012, 4.00-11.00pm, Bazaar & Finale Concert @ Central Market Main Carpark Stage (Free) / Central Market Annexe Gallery (RM40 by donation)
 
 
 
 
 

35 Malaysian musicians raise awareness about the Bornean Sun Bears!

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Latest update: 14 April 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

26 March 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA) presents Rockin’ 4 the Environment – SUN BEAR ROCK! in conjunction with the Earth Day celebrations from 21-29 April 2012 (Editors, please note date change).

Rockin’ 4 the Environment has so far piqued the interest of animal conservationists around the world and raises vital funds and awareness for conservation and environmental education oriented NGO’s in Malaysia. So far, the program has contributed a total of RM55,000 since 2007 to its non-profit partners.

Adopt a sun bear! Get free festival pass for RM150!

Led by a group of schoolteachers and musicians, and the International School of Kuala Lumpur the weeklong festival takes place at DoPPel Kafe @ Central Market Annexe in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and aims to raise a further RM35,000 for the plight of the endangered Sun Bears in Borneo. EEASEA is working hand-in-hand with NGO partner, Bornean Sun Bears Conservation Centre based in Sandakan, Sabah. Over 35 musicians are participating in this worthy cause-related fest and they include Amir Yussof, Rafique Rashid, Free Desserters, Jerome Kugan, The Impatient Sisters and many more musicians!

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Rafique Rashid will perform his ‘Sun Bear’ song

This year, it has also gained the support of private sector partners like marketing & event solutions company – Go International Group Sdn Bhd, venue sponsor Central Market, environmental education partner – Eco-Knights and many more.

Hall of Fame

  • 2010, DUGONG ROCK! raised RM8000+ for Kelab Alami Malaysia
  • 2009, ORANGUTAN ROCK! raised over RM27,000 for the ORANGUTAN APPEAL UK to help support and raise awareness of the plight of the endangered Orang Utan species.
  • 2008, TIGER ROCK! raised RM11,000+ for MyCat.
  • 2007, TURTLE ROCK! raised RM7000+ for SeaTru (now known as TRRG)

Besides the fundraising efforts in Malaysia by the International School of Kuala Lumpur, there will also be other fundraising activities in neighbouring regions by Jakarta International School, Sinar Mas World Academy- Jakarta, Pasir Ridge International School- Balikpapan, Kalimantan, Indonesia, Singapore American School and United World College SEA in Singapore.

Sun Bear Rocks! looks set to rock the nation this Earth Day. You could purchase a festival pass that includes a Sun Bear Adoption pack for RM150, or contribute a donation at the door for each individual event. Remember, your donation will go a long way towards environmental education! Thank you.

ROCKIN’ 4 THE ENVIRONMENT
Calendar of Events 2012

SUN BEAR ROCKS! OFFICIAL LAUNCH
Official Launch with Performances by school bands
Guest of Honour:
Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (TBC)
Date: April 21, 2012
Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Venue:
Main Stage, Central Market (PASAR SENI)

Arts, Music and Fun Festival for conservation awareness co-organised by three parties: Go International Group, The Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA) and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCCC) –open to the public (suitable for families with children).

SUN BEAR ROCKS!
University Invasion! Gig & Showcase by students on campus
Date: April 22, 2012
Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Venue:
Universiti Malaya campus & various
Cost: RM3

Awareness via Music – one day showcase event for to raise awareness about the Sun Bears coordinated by Eco-Knights for the Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA) and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCCC) –open to university & college students.

 

EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT

Date: 23-26 April
Time: School hours
Venue:
International School of Kuala Lumpur & various other schools

Educational workshops for conservation awareness and Sun Bear protection co-organised by EEASEA and BSBCC – open to school students.

 

SUN BEAR ROCK! JAZZ BLUES COUNTRY
Date: April 25, 2012
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Venue: DoPPel Kafe Central Market Annexe
Entry: RM15 entry

 

Jazz, blues and country tunes sung for environmental awareness.

SUN BEAR ROCK! OPEN MIC
Date: April 26, 2012
Time: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Venue: DoPPel Kafe Central Market Annexe
Entry: RM5 entry

Upcoming musicians perform for environmental awareness.

SUN BEAR ROCK! BAZAAR, FREE CONCERT & AUCTION

Date: April 27, 2012
Time: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Venue: Central Market Main Stage

All-day environmental & arts bazaar complete with educational activities, seminars and featuring local NGO’s held at Central Market – the centre of the Arts. Concert features some of KL’s biggest names in the independent music scene like Amir Yussof and Rafique Rashid. And join in the fun as we auction anything and everything! Bring something to contribute to the auction pool! ALL proceeds go to Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA) and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

SUN BEAR ROCK! CONCERT

Date: April 27, 2012
Time: 7.30 p.m. – late
Venue: DoPPel Kafe, Central Market Annexe
Cover: RM40

For one night only, this grand finale concert will feature some of the top names in the independent music scene. From rock bands to DJs, expect to rock the night away with your friends! Be sure to book early! ALL proceeds go to Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA) and Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre.

 

How to participate? Attend one of the shows!

We’re also offering our popular ‘CARE FOR A SUN BEAR PACK’… PRICE INCLUDES ALL ACCESS PASS TO THE FESTIVAL, SUN BEAR ADOPTION CERTIFICATE & A LIMITED EDITION T-SHIRT!

Simply sign up by completing a form with your details and a donation of RM150 at any of the events, for your ‘Care for a Sun Bear’ pack. You’ll receive a pack of limited edition postcards of a Sun Bear family and a short story about at BSBCC, a festival pass to ALL events and a limited edition t-shirt. This is a great gift for any occasion – show you care, by helping make a real difference to Sun Bears’ lives!

PLIGHT OF THE SUN BEAR

The BSBCC is a joint project with the Sabah Wildlife Department (SWD), which is responsible for the bears, the Sabah Forestry Department (SFD), which is responsible for managing forest reserves, LEAP, and spearheaded by Malayan Sun Bear researcher and conservationist Wong Siew Te. An MOU has been signed and SWD and SFD have donated all of the land needed for the BSBCC. SWD has also donated buildings and veterinary expertise. In addition, the Sabah State Government supports this project and has agreed to match all funds raised for construction of the project dollar for dollar. This partnership with the state government is critical to ensure the long-term success of the project.

Rockin’ for the Environment presents an important opportunity to promote and increase awareness of the BORNEAN SUN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTRE – which will in turn help raise vital funds for the animals.

For further information visit: www.facebook.com/rockin4theenvironment

Contact:

Environmental Education Alliance of South East Asia (EEASEA):
Kenny Peavy
earthmattersinfo@gmail.com

Bornean Sun Bears Conservation Centre (BSBCC):
Siew Te Wong
wongsiew@hotmail.com

Go International Group Sdn Bhd (Go Intl PR & Event management):
Jasmine Low
jasminelow@gointernationalgroup.com

Tel: +603 7727 0093
Mobile: +6017 623 0288

BSBCC welcome new EE officer

Wai Pak and I finally got a new helper starting this month at BSBCC office as we welcomes our new staff, Gloria Ganang as our Environmental Education Officer who reported for duty on 9th April 2012!

Originally from Sipitang town of Sabah, Gloria has a bachelor degree in International Tropical Forestry from University Malaysia Sabah (UMS) and expecting to obtain her Master’s degree in Forest ecology by the end of this year. MSc thesis is on bird species diversity in the Crocker Range Park. She has carried out various bird research projects in several areas including Klias Forest Reserve, Trusmadi Forest Reserve and Sulu-Sulawesi Islands next to Kudat and Pitas district. As a postgraduate student in the School of International Tropical Forestry of UMS, she also assists in training undergraduate students to carry out bird research in the field using the mist netting method.

            Gloria is very new to the conservation of sun bears. However, being passionate about animals she is very enthusiast to learn more about the conservation of sun bears. She is looking forward to spread the words about BSBCC as a centre for the conservation and rehabilitation of sun bears. She aims to give visitors a different perspective of nature, promoting awareness of the urgent need to conserve our remaining forest areas for the continuous survival of sun bears particularly on the island of Borneo.

Welcome to the family of BSBCC. WE are all looking forward to work with you in the future!

Gloria at her desk in BSBCC office.

Green Cause – sun bear rock the Star

 

 

 

 

Only in BSBCC

Text and photos by Siew Te Wong

Today as I do my routine walk in the forest enclosure of BSBCC to check on the sun bears, I saw Lawa the female sun bear climb a tree and rest on top of it. It was a dead tree full with lianas. I immediately used the Nokon sponsored D5000 and the 18-55 mm zoom lens to capture these images. Please see these photos or yourself to learn the amazing lifestyles of these bears in the tropical rainforest of Borneo.  If I have a better zoom or telephoto lenses, I am sure I will take better photos. Anybody wanted to sponsor us a longer lens?

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Only in Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, you can see sun bear behave like a wild bear.

Only in BSBCC, you can see sun bear climb the tree and sleep on a tree.

Only in BSBCC, you can learn about the sun bear and their forest habitat.

BSBCC aims to conserve sun bear though animal welfare, education, rehabilitation and research.

We are half way there; please help us make it happen.

Please do what you do best to help us.

Please help sun bears.

Please visit http://sunbears.wildlifedirect.org/how-can-you-help-sun-bears/

Wildlife Heroes: 40 Leading Conservationists and the Animals They Are Committed to Saving

From http://www.wildlifeheroes.org/

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People around the world are fascinated by wildlife and wildlife conservationists – they are captivated by the animals, and those people working in the remote corners of the Earth to save them. Wildlife Heroes provides a visual and written window into the world of these admired individuals, the fascinating species and the issues that must be resolved to save them.

With one-third of known species being threatened with extinction, wildlife conservationists are some of the most important heroes on the planet, and Wildlife Heroes profiles the work of 40 of the leading conservationists and the animals and causes they are committed to saving, such as Belinda Low (zebras), Iain Douglas-Hamilton (elephants), Karen Eckert (sea turtles), S.T. Wong (sun bear), Steve Galster (wildlife trade), and Wangari Maathai (habitat loss). Since we all should have an interest in conservation, there is a chapter providing information on ways people can get involved and make a difference. Chapter introductions are by author Kuki Gallmann, actor Ted Danson, actress Stefanie Powers, Congressman Jay Inslee, and TV personality Jack Hanna.

The book’s stunning photos capture the beauty of the animals and the magnetism of the heroes as they work in the often grueling conditions where the animals live. Each chapter is introduced with a personal essay by celebrities who themselves are committed wildlife champions, including actor Ted Danson (Cheers, CSI), actress Stephanie Powers (Heart to Heart, Herbie Rides Again), US Representative Jay Inslee, TV Host Jack Hanna (Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Into The Wild), and author Kuki Gallman (I Dreamed of Africa).

Wildlife Heroes will appeal to both avid animal enthusiasts and casual readers wishing to learn more about our planet and the people working to protect it.

Julie Scardina

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Julie Scardina is Animal Ambassador and Corporate Curator responsible for Animal Training and Animal Ambassador programs for SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Scardina serves on the board of the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, is an active mentor and board member with the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders and participates on the World Wildlife Fund National Council. She regularly travels into the field to learn about and document the projects and conservation issues so important today. Scardina shares her passion for animals and the parks education, conservation and rescue efforts as a monthly guest on the “Today” show and as a long time guest on “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno. Scardina graduated with honors from San Diego State University.

Jeff Flocken

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Jeff Flocken is DC Office Director for the International Fund for Animal Welfare where he leads the organization’s policy experts advocating for animals. In this capacity he works on campaigns combating the wildlife trade and conserving polar bears, lions, whales, tigers, and elephants, among other species. Before this, Flocken worked for the US government doing international species conservation. Flocken has been a consultant on movies, books and television shows addressing wildlife issues, and serves on advisory boards for several wildlife organizations. Flocken is also the cofounder of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders initiative which mentors and provides training for up-and-coming wildlife leaders. He has a law degree from Wayne State Law School, and graduated with honors from the University of Michigan.

The Heroes:

Marc Ancrenaz

HUTAN, Kinabatangan Orang-utan Conservation Project

 

Claudine Andre

Friends of Bonobos

 

George Archibald

The International Crane Foundation

 

Felicity Arengo

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History

 

May Berenbaum

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Conservation through Poverty Alleviation International

 

Shivani Bhalla

The Ewaso Lions Project

 

Elena Bykova

Saiga Conservation Alliance

 

Rogerio Cunha de Paula

Instituto Pro-Carnivoros

 

Ted Danson

Oceana

 

Vera da Silva

Projecto Boto

 

Luke Dollar

Earthwatch Institute

 

Iain Douglas-Hamilton

Save the Elephants

 

Raoul du Toit

International Rhino Foundation

 

Sylvia Earle

National Geographic Society
Deep Search Foundation

 

Karen Eckert

Wider Caribbean Sea Turtle Network

 

Claudia Feh

TAKH: The Association for the Przewalski’s Horse

 

Grace Ge Gabriel

International Fund for Animal Welfare

 

Steve Galster

FREELAND

 

Kuki Gallmann

The Gallmann Africa Conservancy

 

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall Institute

 

Edgardo Griffith

Houston Zoo El Valle Amphibian Conservation Center

 

Rosamira Guillen

Proyecto Titi

 

Jack Hanna

Columbus Zoo Partners in Conservation

 

Alison Jolly

Lemur Conservation Foundation
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

 

Gerald Kooyman

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

 

Belinda Low

Grevy’s Zebra Trust

 

John Lukas

Okapi Conservation Project of Gilman International Conservation

Wildlife Conservation Network

 

Wangari Maathai

Green Belt Movement

 

Laurie Marker

Cheetah Conservation Fund

 

Diane McTurk

Karanambu Trust

 

Patricia Medici

IUCN Tapir Specialist Group

 

Stefanie Powers

William Holden Wildlife Foundation

 

Gregory Rasmussen

Painted Dog Conservation

 

Eugene Rutagarama

International Gorilla Conservation Programme

 

Kassie Siegel

Center for Biological Diversity

 

Claudio Sillero

Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme

 

Leandro Silveira

Jaguar Conservation Fund

 

Judy St. Leger

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund

 

Brent Stewart

Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute

 

Deborah Tabart

Australia Koala Foundation

 

Nguyen Van Thai

Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program

 

Merlin Tuttle

Bat Conservation International

 

Amanda Vincent

Project Seahorse

 

Siew Te Wong

Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center

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Reviews:

The wildlife and wild places of our planet are threatened as never before by human population growth and our constant destruction of the natural environment. We desperately need wildlife heroes, and this timely book celebrates 40 of those who are struggling to save various species around the world. These men and women are shining inspirations, and hopefully, after reading this book, you will be inspired to do something yourself to help animals in need.”

Jane Goodall Ph.D., DBE, Founder – The Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace

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Publishers Weekly
“Environmental advocates Scardina and Flocken profile the grassroots organizations, tenacious scientists, and willful philanthropists that shape today’s conservation policy and practice. Each portrait centers on a threatened or endangered species and describes the life and work of the person who has dedicated his career to protecting the species from extinction. Organized into sections corresponding to the four elements—Earth, Water, Air, and Fire—with introductory essays by celebrities like Ted Danson, the subjects are grouped according to their habitat, with “Fire” focusing on the broader threats to the world’s ecosystems. The pithy summaries of the activists’ struggles are accompanied by informative tidbits about the biology, behavior, natural history, and cultural context of the target species, along with delightful photographs of both human and beast. From the grassland-dwelling maned wolf of Central South America to the iceberg-hopping emperor penguin of Antarctica, the book shows how negative human interference imperils the welfare of all living things, and suggests that by taking an active role in conservation, education, and community building, we can help prevent the tragic loss of the world’s biological diversity.”

Booklist
“Conservationists Scardina (a regular on Today and The Tonight Show) and Flocken have created an alluring book of dazzling photographs and stirring stories of adventure and breakthroughs that introduces intriguing “wildlife heroes” and portrays the imperiled animals they have dedicated, even risked, their lives to save… this keenly charismatic, solidly informative call for the preservation of life affirms that it is still possible, with concerted effort, to save animals from extinction.”

 

Read more about this book at:

http://www.wildlifeheroes.org/

Today at BSBCC: The future of sun bear relies on EDUCATION!.

Feb 21, 2012
 
Text and photos by Siew Te Wong
 
Today 40 junior high school students from Singapore International School visited BSBCC. These visitors were led by APE Malaysia (Animal Project and Environment Education) http://www.apemalaysia.com/index.php
 

 These students came from more than 10 different countries across the world. We separated the students into two groups of 20 students to ease management and logistics on the ground. Today’s program begun with an hour long lecture about sun bears and their conservation stories given by me, followed by doing an observation on our few of our sun bears who stayed in the bear house. The students were asked to record their behavior for 15 minutes. After that we talked about the idea of enrichment for these animals and asked the students to create their own enrichment items for the bears. They then record the bear’s behavior for another 15 minutes with the enrichment items that they created and compared the results pre-and post enrichment items given to the bears. The idea behind this simple, yet meaningful exercise was to let the students know the important of enrichments for captive animals. In addition, the students also got to witness how smart sun bears were when they played and figured out ways to get into the rewards- honey, fruit jams, nuts, and even canned sardines.I see hope. The future of the sun bear relies on EDUCATION!

Needless to say, these kids learned a lot about sun bears and have few hours of up-close-and personal experience with the sun bears. Now they know the conservation issues faced by the sun bears fighting for their survival. They also got to witness how special and unique sun bears are. Everyone just fall in love with the bears.
At the end of the morning session, one girl came to me, “Can I stay here all day?”
I paused, smiled and did not know how to reply her.
The same exercise repeated again for the other 20 students group. At the end of the day, everyone was tired (at lease I was, after giving the second hour long lecture). The students were very kind to deliver a donation to BSBCC before they boarded into the bus. Thank you kiddo!

 

Morning lecture on sun bear ecology on conservation.

Morning lecture on sun bear ecology on conservation.

Wai Pak brief the students on the rules;- do and don't, when they are in the bear house

Wai Pak brief the students on the rules;- do and don't, when they are in the bear house

 

The students wanted to try the feeling being lock up in cage, just like what the sun bear experienced, for 3 minutes..

The students wanted to try the feeling being lock up in cage, just like what the sun bear experienced, for 3 minutes..

Katie from APE gave a briefing on ideas behind enrichment for captive animals

Katie from APE gave a briefing on ideas behind enrichment for captive animals

The kiddos started to pick the materials for making enrichments for the bears.

The kiddos started to pick the materials for making enrichments for the bears.

some 20 minutes later, their first enrichment toy for sun bear is completed!

some 20 minutes later, their first enrichment toy for sun bear is completed!

They are sure very proud of their toy!

They are sure very proud of their toy!

Another presentation on sun bear took part in the afternoon in our AV room.

Another presentation on sun bear took part in the afternoon in our AV room.

The young audiences try their best to stay alert throughout the presentation despite the comfort of the air-conditional room and the soft couch.

The young audiences try their best to stay alert throughout the presentation despite the comfort of the air-conditional room and the soft couch.

The kids are doing observation on the bears' behavior

The kids are doing observation on the bears' behavior

A fruitful, happy but tired day for all of us!

A fruitful, happy but tired day for all of us!

The REAL International School and the participants give a donation to BSBCC. Thank you!

The School and the participants give a donation to BSBCC. Thank you!