Sunday, April 22, 2007

9 days with Sun Bear Wong

I got an invitiation from a scientist whom work in Danum Valley, Sabah to visit Sabah for the past 9 days (my Sabah vacation). He called himself Sun Bear Wong ... :-p Anyway his real name is Siew Te Wong. He is a wildlife biologist. Here you go a short introduction from the Malaysia Local newspaper on him.

WONG Siew Te can talk for hours on end about sun bears. His passion for his study subject is genuine and apparent; so it comes as a surprise to hear that he never actually chose to study them. “It was by chance,” says the gregarious researcher from Bukit Mertajam, Penang, who had always wanted to work with animals and had bred dogs, fish and birds as a teenager.

He is pursuing his PhD with University of Montana on The ecological effects of selective logging on Malayan sun bears (Helarctos malayanus) and bearded pigs (Sus barbatus) in the tropical rainforests of Borneo.

9 days with Sun Bear Wong, i realized how important is our rainforest with the animals that staying inside the forest. BTW, traveling with Wong, I observed that he has a vision and passion to educate the world to help on saving the forest and all the animals. He explained to the tourist from UK, Belguim, Canda and Spain whom stayed with us in a home stayed @ Mabul island. The tourists were enjoying themselves while learning from Wong. Way to go Wong...

Malaysia Government should start to ban the logging in Sabah and others places in Malaysia. All the different animals will be gone if the government do not do something about it. I felt so sad to see most of the beautiful rainforest disappeared from Sabah and turned into Palm oil...

Anyway, if you would like to find out more about Sun Bear Wong research, here you go some links... Please help the Sun Bear... they need your help :->

How adorable! So cute!!!...

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