Catch online Borneo Wildlife Warriors series

KOTA KINABALU: There are no scripts, no actors and certainly no props. There are only real people with the penchant to rescue wild animals which are in trouble.

The online series, Borneo Wildlife Warriors (BWW) is back for the second season.

According to Scubazoo TV (SZtv’s) presenter, Aaron ‘Bertie’ Gekoski, the new season will have six weekly web episodes premiering this coming Wednesday.

“The new season will feature sun bears, elephants, orangutans and more by focusing on breath-taking rescues and relocations,” he said.

Bertie who is the in-house presenter for SZtv, had also hosted the Borneo Jungle Diaries which offer 10 episodes.

“This BWW is a series of continuous effort that concentrate on the rescue unit in protecting the wildlife.

“All six episodes are dedicated to Sepilok and the sun bears, Bornean elephants, bull elephants relocation which is in two episodes (Part 1 and Part 2), mother and baby orangutans rescue, mother and baby orangutans release which will be in the last episode (of BWW Season 2),” Bertie said.

Bertie said as a wildlife photojournalist, as well as a Wildlife Rescue Unit (WRU) ranger, he faces “the real adventure” by investigating the threats posed by deforestation, the illegal pet trade and human-wildlife conflict.

Head of WRU, Dr. Sen Nathan said the series shows the behind-the-scenes look at what goes on in WRU rescues. “It’s basically a reality show on our wildlife rescues and it also portrays the many wonderful characters within WRU whose members’ great deeds and heroic attempts in saving Sabah wildlife,” he said.

Acting manager for WRU, Dr. Diana A. Ramirez Saldivar said WRU are the elite group of vets and rangers who deal with human-animal conflict and for the BWW Season 2, they are tasked with saving Borneo’s wildlife.

“WRU is ready round the clock, 365 days a year to deal with human-animal conflict,” she said.

Dr. Diana said WRU is a special unit that is created and fully founded by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC). It was launched in May 2010 with the task of rescuing and trans-locating distressed wildlife found within the Sabah landscape.

WRU now has 18 rangers and four veterinarians, said Dr. Diana during the press conference yesterday.

Source: New Sabah Times