Branch Talk: Saving the World's Smallest Bear of Sabah by Dr. Wong Siew Te

Speaker: Dr. Wong Siew Te (BSBCC) Date: 4th November 2023 (Saturday) Time: 9.30-11.00 am Venue: Rimba Ilmu, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. GPS:

Open to MNS Members and Public. Free. Limited to 70 pax.
Dr. Wong Siew Te is a renowned conservationist known for his work with sun bears in Sabah, Malaysia. Sun bears, also known as Helarctos malayanus, are the smallest bear species and are found in Southeast Asia, including the forests of Sabah on the island of Borneo.
He is also the founder and CEO of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation of sun bears in Sabah. The center aims to provide a safe and natural environment for sun bears that have been rescued from illegal wildlife trade or other forms of exploitation. BSBCC conducts research and public education to raise awareness about sun bears and their conservation.
Dr. Wong's work has been instrumental in shedding light on the plight of sun bears and the threats they face in the wild, including habitat loss and poaching. His dedication to sun bear conservation has earned him international recognition and support for his efforts to protect these unique and endangered animals.

Light refreshments on a first come first serve basis.

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