Who are we ?
WE WERE FOUNDED IN LATE 2012. WE ARE A VOLUNTEER GROUP WHOSE MAIN OBJECTIVE IS TO RAISE AWARENESS ON THE BEAUTIFUL ANIMALS THAT ARE FOUND ON BORNEO THROUGH OUR EDUCATION PROGRAM, ANIMAL RESCUES & RELEASE SERVICES AND CONSERVATION TOURISM
Shavez Cheema, Position Founder
I founded this club in 2012 officially. I have always been into animals since I was a kid , watching animal planet and national geographic. I started to explore the jungles of Brunei by myself and also with my friends. I hope to raise the profile of the wonderful animals found in Borneo and protect them through various activities such as education and rescues. I hope to be the voice for the voiceless.
Animals with no capital, I love Drama, Squash, Elvis, MJ and Bee gees. But please don't tell us we should dancing, yeah?
Chun Xing Wong, President
Wildlife never ceases to amaze me. There is always something new to learn about them. That is why I have chosen to spend my whole life exploring the wildlife in Borneo.
I grew up in Sabah studying in schools located next to forests. As a curious boy, I willingly expose myself to the natural surroundings of my schools and learned a lot about nature. Nature has been a great teacher to me and shaping me the way I am now.
Currently, I am a university student majoring in Biogeography. It was here in university where I have been given the opportunity to learn more about wildlife with 1StopBorneo Wildlife. With 1StopBorneo Wildlife, I hope to be able to venture into unexplored wilderness, discover new species, and work on new solutions to conserve these wonderful wildlife we are blessed with.
Special interests: insects with no capital, and everything related to spiders and insects. Trust me, they are gorgeous!
Emmanuel Michael Sydney, Committee Members
I am a curious learner of the world. I was born and raised in Borneo, and want to be a part in conserving the forest of Borneo. I am committed to be a conservationist and save the endangered animals of Borneo, and want to learn more about Borneo’s nature. I am the Head of Education in 1StopBorneo Wildlife, and we give wildlife educational talks to schools in Sabah. I look forward for a better future for the community of Borneo and their sustainable relationship with the forest.
Jacklyn, Committee Members
Currently a student majoring in forestry field, I am still very new, and always been excited- committed to learn about our forest. It is been a pleasure to be part of this project. As the Head of CleanUp in 1StopBorneo Wildlife, our team will create awareness by giving talks and conduct a clean up project in any part of Borneo. We hope to give new and fresh environment not only for the wildlife, but for all of us. I am leading the Cleanup project to have a healthier environment for people and animals. I am a very dedicated lady and always attends the conservation projects organized by the group.
Bud Chapman ,Position Committee Member
I am a mature student of the world, committed to environmental awareness, protecting the native animals of Brunei and helping people achieve their goals in life.
I believe that with team we can all achieve our goals and I am really enjoying being part of this team.
My background has been as a member of the emergency services and in education, currently I work in a support role for CfBT Education Services.
It has been a privilege to be able to support 1stopBorneo Wildlife by looking after and releasing back into nature some of the native animals found here. As Head of Animal Rehabilitation and Release my role will be to prepare those animals we receive with the help of other volunteers.
I look forward to lots more time and experiences that will benefit Brunei, its environment and natural heritage.
Muhammad Adzham Fathy Bin Abdul Hali, Committee Members
A guy who fell in love with Borneo's sea and jungle. Volunteered to be a conservationist and naturalist. Still learning more about the nature. I'm conducting movie night in which promoting documentary on wildlife. I dream of making people realize more on the importance of nature. Thank you.
Hana Awang, Committee Members
A sunny Bruneian gal in love with the world, I believe in kindness and nature.
I joined 1StopBorneo Wildlife as part of 2016's New Year's resolution towards positivity and aligning my actions with my beliefs. I've been learning countless things since; happy, silly facts to eye-opening truths, all invaluable. Like the better things in my life, wanting to help ended up helping me more.
I believe the humanity in us is kind, gentle and protective when we are aware of others hurting. Education is key to awareness and I aim to help raise it as much as I possibly can, through any way possible, from formal educational talks to a chat about animal fun facts over coffee.
Richard Thomas, Committee Members
I am also a mature student of the world with a passion for wildlife, tropical jungles and the protection of the native wildlife of Brunei.
My background is British Royal Air Force for 12yrs and 28yrs in TelecommunicationsNetworks Engineering & Worldwide Network Synchronisation. I am currently happily retired from the ‘world of work’ and spend my time between UK and Brunei.
1StopBorneo Wildlife is a wonderful NGO with a wonderful committed team of enthusiasts led by the most passionate advocate of wildlife and nature that I have ever known. I am proud to be part of the team. I work closely with Bud Chapman here in Brunei with Rescue and Rehabilitation and release of our native wildlife. It is such a satisfying feeling releasing an animal that can once again live wild and free in the junglewhere it belongs.
Aside fromwildlife, my interests are motoring (built my own sportscar), and badminton (played tournaments in many parts of the world).
Koid Qian Qun, Committee Members
I was born in Kedah, a small place located in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Currently, I am studying in University Malaysia Sabah, under the programme of Conservation Biology. I joined 1StopBorneo Wildlife since 2016. To me, this organization is very unique. Different types of nature-related activities such as Book Club, Movie Nights, River Clean Up, and Forest Outing have been carried out and always opened to students and public.
I always learn new knowledge and skills from the activities that I have joined. Fun facts about wildlife, plants, and nature, experience of spotting animals in the forests, and having good communication skills are the things that I have learned from this organization. They are so valuable to me. This organization also gives me the opportunities to do the stuff that I interested in such as carry out research project and writing papers related to wildlife. I am really happy being part of this organization. I hope I could continue to learn new things from and contribute more to 1StopBorneo Wildlife.
Adelaide, Committee Members
Although dirt and being outdoors and nature overall goes against my ‘germophobic’ nature, the environment is still very close to my heart. I feel that each and every one of us are obligated to take care and stand up for mother nature. And as a nerd at heart, I believe that education plays such a big part in making sure the current and future generation can protect one of the greatest gift that life has had to offer; the beauty and magnificence of Mother Earth. Imagine a world without the forests, the trees, the animals and all. What a dull world this would be. Thanks 1StopBorneo Wildlife for being a great platform to help me and others carry out so much more in taking care of the environment. Let’s all realize that life is so much more than wealth and all that worldly stuff.. “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.”
Syaharah Hussin, Committee Members
I'am adventurer and wanderess person. seeking for experiences in exploring the nature of sabah. I was born and raised in a small town known as Semporna. Joining the 1stopborneo Wildlife has changed my point of view about how important is to protect the endangered animals. 1Stopbornoe Wildlife has give me the opportunity to be part in protecting the animals and the nature. Currently, a student majoring in Tourism and for me, tourism is not always about providing a service for tourists experience a tourism products but I strongly believe that tourism can be part of way or as a tools to conserve the animals and nature.
Rickardo Suryanto Janafan Piran, Committee Members
Since I was a kid, I have been exposed to nature, fell in love with it and protecting environment whenever I can, even with my simplest acts.
I am really grateful as I am able to join 1StopBorneo Wildlife, join their activities in protecting and conserving the environment.
I wish to spread awarness on the importance of environmental conservation among the people of Borneo.
Hoo Pui Kit, Committee Member
I am a forestry student of U MS. Taking a special interest in plants, I have always looked at plants as though they are the most unique lifeforms in the world, and indeed they are! I hope to enrich myself with botanical knowledge and help others to see the importance of plant. My life goal is to contribute to plant conservation and being part of the team, I know we can do it.
I heard of 1StopBorneo Wildlife from my friends a couple of years ago and now, unsurprisingly, I found myself caring for little figs’ seeds in a nursery. Together with Rickardo, we now manage a small fig nursery in UMS with the goal of reconnecting fragmented forests in Sabah.
Isyaharah , Committee Member
An ordinary girl from semporna. Currently, I am a university student majoring in Tourism Management. I have always been so eager to learn about animals and forest. I started joining 1stopborneo in 2016 and this is when I was introduced to Nature Book Club that have triggered my passion to learn about wildlife more. I have also joined the Movie Night, Cleanup and outings. There's just so much ways of learning the wildlife. I hope to make people more aware about the importance of wildlife.