KOTA KINABALU, Aug 28, 2014:

A festival to present a mosaic of the amazing tapestry of Sabah’s biodiversity is set to be held for two days in October.

Dubbed the 1st Borneo Rhythms of Rimba Wildlife Festival (ROR), it is scheduled on Oct 3 and 4 in the nature destination town of Sandakan.

The outdoor festival will be held at the Rainforest Discovery Centre, in the Sepilok forest, well known internationally for the Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC).

Facing the lush 4,294ha tropical forest of Sepilok, the programme will feature presentations from the government, conservation and academic organisations, including the Sabah Forestry Department, Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP), Borneo Rhino Alliance (BORA), BSBCC, HUTAN, Danau Girang Field Centre (DGFC), University of St Andrew’s Scotland, University Malaysia Sabah and Reef Guardian.

Their collective work covers the gamut of Borneo’s forest habitats, elephants, rhinoceros, orang-utans, sun bears, pangolins, whales, dolphins and marine life.

Intertwined with the above will be musical performances by Amir Yussof, Jason Lo, Pink Tan, Carburetor Dung, Guba, Jin Se and many more.

In addition, numerous arts and crafts workshops, zumba, yoga and contemporary dance presentations will also make up the colourful, wildlife and nature-centric vibe of the festival.

Apart from presenting a mosaic of the amazing tapestry of our biodiversity, the festival also hopes to grow it into an annual celebration of Borneo’s animals and forests, reaching out to an international and family-centric audience.

ROR fest is organised by the not-for-profit society Future Alam Borneo (FAB).

The festival is proudly supported by the Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah Forestry Department, the Embassy of the United States of America, numerous corporate entities and the passionate contributions of countless wildlife-loving friends.

For further queries, the public can visit http://www.futurealamborneo.org/ror.html.

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