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Public Talk on Captivating and Rare Snakes of Borneo on 15 September 2014

Dear members and friends, 

You are invited on behalf of Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) and Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNSKB) to a talk on Captivating and Rare Snakes of Borneo by Rob Stuebing.

Date :15 September 2014
Venue:UCSI University, Sarawak Campus
Time:7.30 pm

Snakes are undoubtedly one of the most misunderstood creatures of nature and are given a wide berth by humans and other animals alike. Yet, there are those who are amazed by the wonders of these slithery reptiles and akin them to beautiful jewels in the animal kingdom.
In Borneo, snakes are both feared and respected. Borneo is home to some of the most beautiful and venomous snakes around as Robert Stuebing who has spent more than 40 years of fieldwork in Borneo researching on snakes on the island.
In a publication entitled A Field Guide to the Snakes of Borneo, Stuebing, along with Robert F. Inger indicated that there are more than 160 species of snakes found throughout the coastal areas, mangroves, lowlands and mountains of Borneo. 

The talk, jointly organised by the Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC) and Malaysian Nature Society Kuching Branch (MNSKB) will see Stuebing presenting an overview of the diversity and natural history of Bornean snakes, as well as several species not seen alive in Borneo for decades, and in some cases, for over 100 years.

The public talk is also aimed at creating awareness for, and appreciation towards the biodiversity found in Sarawak and Borneo.

  • Those interested in attending the talk are to register their names and contact number with Constance Vanessa or Ha-mim Marzuki by calling them at 082- 610610 or emailing them at constance@sbc.org.my or hamim@sbc.org.my, before 15 September 2014.

  • The talk is open to members of the public of all ages and is free of charge. 

See you there.
Love Life,Love Nature

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