Animal Conservation

Sandakan can be a regional hub for wildlife conservation and research | Daily Express Online

SANDAKA: Sandakan Tourism Association (STAN) believes that Sandakan, home to many world-renowned conservation centers, is well placed to be the regional center for wildlife conservation and research and could attract regional and international research institutions to settle here.

According to STAN President Teo Chee Kim, the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre, Rainforest Discovery Centre, Turtle Islands Park, Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary and Pygmy Elephant conservation are all located here in Sandakan. This is a unique position that Sandakan finds itself in, we must fully capitalize on establishing Sandakan as the premier wildlife conservation and research center, attracting conservation experts and researchers who will be based here to study.

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