| Hamidah Ismail |
THE 1stopbrunei Wildlife club was invited to give a talk to students from Labi Primary School, Rooster Crow Cafe and CFBT Students recently.
1stopbrunei’s founders, Muhd Shavez and Bazilah Za, talked about the different animals in Brunei. The students were given information on the rare animals that can be found in the Sultanate, such as the pangolin, the black spotted rock frog and the slow loris.
The students were especially amazed by the unique characteristics the rare animal species possessed, such as the toothless pangolin and the poisonous slow loris.
It is hoped that the students will get an opportunity for a nature outing with 1stopbrunei soon in efforts to help them appreciate nature more.
Educational posters featuring Brunei’s endangered animals such as the red leaf monkey, leopard cat and pangolins were also distributed. These posters were financially sponsored by the British High Commission to Brunei and supported by the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Centre, Brunei, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources.
The club, which is a non-profit organisation, is planning to carry out more projects this year.
They are inviting individuals and corporations to work together with them either through financial support or by raising awareness.
The club can be contacted via their Facebook page at 1stopbrunei Wildlife.
Individuals may also contribute by purchasing their merchandise at XOIA, which is located on the 3rd floor, The Mall, Gadong.
Proceeds from the purchase will be used for the club’s activities such as free conservation awareness talks to schools, river cleaning campaign as well as to rescue and release endangered animals.