As a resident of Borneo, I have been privileged to witness the transformative impact of our Borneo SDG Summit 2023 speaker – the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).
BSBCC team photoMeet The Team of Bornean Sun Bear Concervation Centre (BSBCC)
image from https://www.bsbcc.org.my/meet-our-staff.html

Founded in 2008 in Sabah, Malaysia, the BSBCC is the only sun bear conservation center in the world, and its mission is nothing short of revolutionary. The BSBCC works to ensure the absolute right of every sun bear to live in the forest, providing care and rehabilitation to rescued sun bears while raising awareness of their plight to the international community.

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SunBear Photo By : www.bsbcc.org.my 

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Sun bears are the smallest (and perhaps cutest) species of bear in the world, and they are only found in Southeast Asia. These creatures face numerous challenges, including habitat degradation, illegal hunting for their parts, and the pet trade, which have brought them to the brink of extinction. The BSBCC was established to provide a safe haven for these imperiled animals and to restore their right to live in the wild.

The BSBCC operates under five pillars: animal welfare, rehabilitation, research, education, and ecotourism. It serves as a halfway house for confiscated or orphaned sun bears, providing rehabilitation and survival training before releasing them back into the wild. The center also serves as a permanent home for sun bears that cannot be released, providing a humane and stimulating environment for their long-term care. In addition to caring for sun bears, the BSBCC also works to educate the public about this species and its habitat, promote tourism in Borneo, and support ongoing research efforts to increase knowledge and protection for sun bears.

As a resident of Borneo, I am proud to see the BSBCC fulfilling its mission, giving captive sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild. The center’s efforts align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 15 (Life on Land), as it works to protect the sun bears’ habitat and promote conservation efforts.

Goal 15 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Image from https://sdgs.un.org/goals/goal15

In conclusion, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre is a ray of hope for sun bears in Borneo and a vital piece in the puzzle of their conservation. Through its commitment to animal welfare, rehabilitation, research, education, and ecotourism, the BSBCC is working tirelessly to ensure that these small but mighty creatures have a future in the wild.

FUN Facts about SunBears
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Status: Vulnerable
Scientific name: Helarctos malayanus
Length: 120 – 150cm
Weight: 20 – 70kg
Habitat: Tropical lowland areas, SE Asia
Diet: Omnivorous
Average number of cubs: one
Life-expectancy: 30 years

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