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Tue 01 Jun 2010

Discovering the forgotten bears of Asia - Singapore volunteers blog from the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Category : malaysia

Raffles Museum news - Siew Te's talkIn 2007, Wong Siew Te gave a passionate and informative talk in NUS about his work on the Borneo Sun Bear project. Some of the content from that lecture spilled into the the ecology classes at the National University Singapore.

Some three years later, biology undergraduate Ong Say Lin is in Sandakan, Sabah, a volunteer with Siew Te's Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

There with three of his former colleagues from the Night Safari, they are spending a total of three weeks in shifts. The current phase of the project is focused on husbandry, enrichment and rehabilitation of rescued Sunbears.

The volunteers are blogging to share the experiences as they go on a journey of discovery - their mentors are not only the bears, but Siew Te who is busy writing up his thesis communicates via Skype and they are interacting with the staff of the centre, the Forestry Department and the Wildlife Department of Sabah.

"Ecological perspectives" by Ong Say Lin

"Black and Gold" by Mark Rusli

black and gold

Siew Tee is reposting their observations as "Volunteer's Diary" records to the BSBCC site at sunbears.wildlifedirect.org for posterity.

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