Sunday, April 02, 2017

Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre impresses US Ambassador

SANDAKAN: United State Ambassador to Malaysia, Kamala Shirin Lakhdir who visited the Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) in Sepilok, here praised the impressive work of rehabilitating the endangered sun bear species.

Kamala was amazed to see the enthusiasm shown by Dr Wong Siew Te, the founder of BSBCC along with his team in setting up this kind of rehabilitation for protection and conservation of the Malayan sun bear.

“I’ve been here in Malaysia for approximately two months. I came to see the amazing work of Sabah Wildlife, Sabah Forestry and the impressive work of Dr Wong to rehabilitate the sun bear and educate people that sun bears are not pets.

“As we saw, the sun bear cub needs to be feed every three hours. Their commitment in nurturing the cubs to keep them alive is impressive.

“However, I was informed that sun bears are killed for their claws and gall bladder, and such event is devastating for the people of Sabah and certainly will affect the biodiversity and the forest here,” she said to reporters after visiting the BSBCC, yesterday.