Sun Bear Fundraising Events! – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Sun Bear Fundraising Events! – Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre

Text and photo by Tee Thye Lim

We would like to express our millions of appreciation and special credits to the Ministry of Tourism Malaysia through the Sabah Wildlife Department, for providing us the funds to expand the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

Now, we are pleased to announce the completion of our observation platform, elevated board walk that link the car park to the observation platform, and the access road to the bear house.

This construction project started on the 9th Sept 2011, and it is now completed!
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The schematic diagram of BSBCC observation platform

The “Organic Bridge” which was built by Raleigh volunteers using reused iron wood that links up the elevated board walk and walking path to briefing area

The ground path which links visitors from “Organic Bridge” to the briefing area. You will find the sun bear’s chest mark pattern design along the walkway!

The staircase which links the briefing area to the “Organic Bridge”.

The access road to the new bear house!

The boardwalk to BSBCC observation platform is now completed!

Yes, we are almost reaching the new BSBCC observation platform.

Here we are! The BSBCC new observation platform!

From here, you will have the chance to observe the world's smallest bear species in their natural behavior and habitat.

Our new platform can hold a maximum capacity up to 40 visitors.

The BSBCC is expecting to be opened for the public by next year (2013), and we are looking forward to seeing you here soon!

And now our remaining task is to raise sufficient funds for the construction of:

  1. The second bear house
  2. Visitor briefing area
  3. Renovation of office area
  4. Bear holding area

The completion of these components is crucial for the success for BSBCC to achieve our missions which is to conserve sun bears through a combination of education, rehabilitation, research, and improve the welfare of captive orphaned sun bears!

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