Raising the public awareness on endangered wildlife in Borneo such as Proboscis Monkey and Sea turtles is very important. In fact, there are so many endangered species in general across the globe and one of the ways to increase the awareness of these issues are by creating activities, or exhibition in the country.
Student Body Movement of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD BPM FASS) in collaboration with BruWild and UBD Spectacle ’19 created the event Unite for Wildlife, that is held at Student Centre, UBD from 22nd October 2018 to 24th October 2018.
This event was officially opened by the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Dr Hajah Asiyah Az-Zahra binti Haji Ahmad Kumpoh.
“My team and I created this event in order to achieve our goals – to be knowledgeable about the issues and importance of the endangered animals in Borneo, to tackle ways to save their habitat through conserving the environment such as reducing waste and lastly to promote NGO such as BruWild and Spectacle 2019 from UBD.” Said Mohammad Izzie bin Hisham, the chairperson for Unite for Wildlife event in his opening speech.
There are activities such as maze game named Raced against Extinction, “Can You Help Save Us” and “Save The Nation, Stop Deforestation”. All the activities are meant to be fun and allow them to educate the public on the issues presented during the event. Other than these activities, there are booth from BruWild showcasing their current and upcoming projects, as well as food vendors from the UBD students.
“There will also be talks by BruWild in the second day of the event, talking about marine biodiversity, natural environment and the endangered animals in Borneo – Other than that, in the first day, UBD Spectacle 2019 held an art gallery to promote the upcoming Spectacle event that will be coming in April 2019 – in the final day, there will be a singing performance related to the objectives by local UBD talents ” mentioned Muhd Fa’iq Muizuddin bin Haji Muhd Rasyideen, the vice chairperson of Unite for Wildlife on the event.
The event took about 4 weeks to be prepared and will hopefully allow the public to learn more about the endangered species in Borneo and the community will take more initiatives on protecting these species for extinction.