The Sustainable Jungle Podcast

55 · WONG SIEW TE · SAVING SUN BEARS

July 23, 2020

Dr. (Hon) Wong Siew Te, founded the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in 2008. One of the few Malaysian wildlife biologists who was trained in Taiwan and U.S.A., Wong has been studying and working on the ecological conservation of the sun bear since 1998. His pioneering studies of sun bears in the Bornean rainforest have taken him into the most threatened wildlife habitats on Earth, where field work is exceedingly difficult.  

 

Seeing sun bears in dreadful captive conditions inspired Wong to set up the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre in 2008.

 

We cover all this in detail as well as the recently released book that has been written by Australian Author Sarah Pye about Wong’s life and his quest to save the Sun bears. 

 

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