When you travel to Borneo with Wildland Adventures, you help support the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre [BSBCC]. Founded in Sabah, Malaysia in 2008 as a two-stage effort to provide for 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. The Malayan sun bear , found only in south-east Asia, is the world’s smallest bear species. While Borneo is a remaining stronghold for this species, it is seriously threatened if not extinct in many areas of mainland Asia, including India, Bangladesh, China, Burma and Vietnam.Their lush tropical forest habitat is under constant threat due by the devastating effects of deforestation. In addition, because of their small size and teddy-bear looks, many sun bear cubs are captured from the wild for the exotic pet trade in Southeast Asia.
The Travelers Conservation Trust [TCT] is an affiliate non-profit program of Wildland Adventures which gives our travelers the opportunity to support conservation and help indigenous communities at a local level worldwide.