Sabah NGO to release 12-part wildlife documentary on Feb 27


KOTA KINABALU: Sabah’s unique wildlife species will be featured in the 12-part Borneo Wildlife Series documentary set to be launched on Feb 27.

Among the fauna on show in the documentary are the red leaf monkey, pangolin, Bornean elephant, various frog and insect species, as well as dolphins, said conservationist Shavez Cheema of the NGO 1StopBorneo.

“These educational features are bilingual and between six and 12 minutes long," he said on Monday (Feb 12).

The videos will touch on the threats faced by the featured species, their ecology, and success stories by conservationists and NGOs in the state.

Shavez said the idea for this series was mooted in late 2021 and funding was secured from Sime Darby Berhad.

“So together with our partners and conservationists, including Sabah Parks, we managed to produce this 12-part series,” he said.

The first two parts will be screened at the City Mall cinema at 10am on Feb 27, with Sabah Parks director Dr Maklarin Lakim as the guest of honour.

“We hope to release the subsequent parts every two or three weeks in different locations, including schools, so that we can reach a wider audience,” said Shavez.

Once released, the videos will be shared in the public domain and can be used as educational resources, promotional materials for the tourism industry and other beneficial purposes, he added.

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