Through conservation, rehabilitation, education and research, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) aims to protect the future of the world's smallest and least known bear.
MissionThe mission of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in Sabah, Malaysia, is to promote sun bear conservation in Borneo through animal welfare, conservation, rehabilitation, education and research - giving captured sun bears a better home and restoring their right to live in the wild, by:
Creating the capacity to confiscate, rehabilitate and release suitable orphaned and ex-captive bears back into the wild.
Providing an improved long-term living environment for captive bears that cannot be released.
Educating the public and raising awareness about this species.
Achieving increased protection for sun bears and their habitat through ongoing research, increased knowledge and awareness, and further protection of habitat.
The Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC) was founded in Sabah, Malaysia in 2008 as a two-stage effort to provide the care, rehabilitation and release of orphaned and captive sun bears, as well as address the lack of knowledge and awareness of this little-known bear both in Malaysia and internationally.
Up until April 2010, there were 12 confiscated young bears living in cramped indoor quarters on the BSBCC site. As the situation for these captive bears was pressing, funding and construction of the BSBCC began to move these bears into more appropriate living environments.
The construction was divided into three development phases to achieve two bear house blocks and eight fenced forest enclosures for the capacity for 50 bears, quarantine facilities, offices, a visitor centre and viewing platform, and a system of forest boardwalks. We are dependent on donated funds for the development and although we are almost half way through, we still have a long way to go.
How to get there, ticket pricing, etc:
The BSBCC centre is currently not open to the public. More details coming soon.
How to contact us?
You can either email, call or leave a message on our page.