| Hamidah Ismail |
BRUNEI Darussalam is indeed a ‘Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures’ with its variety of unique and rare animal species endemic to Borneo island.
This was stated by the founder of the 1stopbrunei Wildlife Club, Muhd Shavez Cheema, during a sharing session it held recently.
The Sultanate is home to almost 85 species of frogs and more than 400 species of birds. Borneo’s biggest species of cat, the Clouded Leopard Cat, also resides in Brunei.
The sharing session was held at Sayyidina Othman Secondary School and Jerudong International School. Educational posters featuring the rare and endangered species in Brunei such as the flying fox and pangolins were distributed to students and staff.
These sessions are part of the club’s educational programme to promote wildlife and conservation awareness among the youth, which is supported by the Heart of Borneo Centre, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources and sponsored by the British High Commission to Brunei Darussalam.