Our proposal for a Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Borneo has moved closer to reality thanks to an extravagant Fundraising Dinner held in Kota Kinabalu in November. The event which was organised by our partner LEAP succeeded in raising over half a million ringgit. This money was then matched one-to-one by the State Government to […]
Category | Bornean Sun Bear
Having established itself as home for wildlife such as the orang utan, Sumatran rhino, Borneo pygmy elephant and proboscis monkey, Sabah intends to give more attention to its population of sun bears.
Noting that Sabah’s sun bears were one of the world’s eight bear species, Chief Minister Datuk Musa Aman said the state wanted to protect the mammal, which was considered a unique species
From the official website of the Chief Minister of Sabah
FOR all the conservation efforts on which Malaysia prides itself, there is surprisingly little that we know of the Malayan sun bear. EVANGELINE MAJAWAT and JULIA CHAN sniff around in search of these elusive creatures and stumble upon a concerted effort to protect this threatened species.
The Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre will be the first of it’s kind in Malaysia. It’s long term goal is to raise the profile and support for sun bear conservation. The first and most pressing objective however is to provide better welfare for sun bears currently being held in captivity in Sabah.