Regrann from @chriswhittier - A young rescued #Bornean sun bear (subspecies of Malayan #sunbear ) displays his climbing abilities at the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Center #bsbcc . Victims of habitat loss and poaching (for pet trade and gall bladder/bile), the world's smallest bear is not well studied in the wild but the Center's founder Dr. Wong Siew Te @wongsiewte and his colleagues are slowly changing that with their research and nascent reintroduction program. It was a pleasure to meet him and some of his staff at the Center during my visit last week.
It is Sun Bear Day – A day of HOPE for a better sun bear world
The day was created to draw awareness for the smallest bear species in the world. It is for sun bear conservation and also remember our first sun bear Natalie, being released into the wild back in 2015 and at the same time celebrating our papa bear, Dr. Wong Siew Te’s birthday!
Here are photos to remind ourselves why we LOVE them so much!! It is the simplest treats and toys that keep our rescued sun bears loving to explore and happy to play and destroy! Everyday should be filled with this much laughter!
By supporting the BSBCC to save the sun bears and their forest HOME, you help the orphaned sun bears to regain their lives and overcome the trauma they have endured. Please support us now and make a difference!
On 13th-14th May 2018, BSBCC participated in the Orangutan Awareness Porgramme conducted at IOI Syarimo Plantation, Kinabatangan. The programme was organized by Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre and IOI Plantation's Sustainability team. Other organizations involved was the Wildlife Rescue Unit and HUTAN-KOCP.
The target participants were the school-youths, workers, and communities of the area. The program was filled with various inputs such as presentations from every organization, quizzes, coloring contest for the students and educational booths. We were surprised as the participants really enjoyed the program and showed their eagerness to know more about wildlife.
They asked a lot of questions regarding wildlife and take joy in during visiting the booths.
Huge thanks to IOI Syarimo group administration, workers and villagers for the support and help during the program. Our team hope that the participants gained benefits and knowledge from the programme especially on the importance of conserving wildlife in their area and Sabah as a whole.
For the last few minutes of Sun Bear Day, I wanted to share this picture of the very special Fulung from @bsbcc. I adopted him from their bear adoption page, and it has been such a pleasure to receive updates on him! Everyone should go visit that page and read through all of the bears. It doesn't cost much, but it will mean a lot for the work of @wongsiewte and the center in preserving such a beautiful, intelligent, and charismatic species. #borneo#fulung#savesunbears#sunbears#bsbcc#biodiversity#conservation#bear#sunbearday
🐻 Today is International Sun Bear Day 🐻
Sun Bears face 🚫 Deforestation 🚫 Poaching for their paws and other body parts 🚫 The illegal pet trade 🚫
In the last 30 years nearly half the Sun Bear population in SE Asia has disappeared.
@sunbearsunscreen will protect their skin and yours! 😄 80% of profits go to helping the bears at @bsbcc 🐻
Sunday was the last day of Andy and Jasmin's Wildlife Weekend, during which we encountered Snakes (Banded flying snake) Beehives hidden in trees and Sunbears. We had a fantastic time animal spotting and would recommend this place to anyone wanting to know more about wildlife conservation. The guides here really know their stuff.
Wishing a happy mother's day means that neither flowers nor gifts are enough to express the gratitude to a loving mother! The love of a mother is incomparable, unconditional and inseparable. Thank you for always being there for the children and the family!
Lots of love to all the mothers in the world, Happy Mother's Day!
Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC)
We had a great time today with Dr. @wongsiewte of @bsbcc (Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre - http://www.bsbcc.org.my) in Sepilok, Sandakan, Sabah. Dr. Wong’s passion and love for his critical work on conservation of the critically endangered Malayan Sun Bear (Helarctos malayanus) is not only infectious but also extremely moving and inspiring! Check out their work online, on FB and IG. And when at The Habitat, look out for their donation box when purchasing your Habitat Ticket at Shop on the Hill! #thehabitat#penanghill#thehabitatpenanghill#bsbcc#bsbccsepilok#sabah#penang#malaysia#conserve#educate#inspire @thehabitatfoundation