She said Zumba was a fun activity that promoted healthy living, and could also be used as an avenue to raise money for charitable causes.
BSBCC founder and chief executive officer Wong Siew Te said De Vera's effort was a fine example of how the public could contribute to the plight of Sun Bears through what they were best at.
He said the Sun Bear, which was the smallest of the worldâ€™s eight bear species, played an important role in forest ecology as it dispersed seeds and maintained overall equilibrium.
The Sun Bear is classified as a Totally Protected Species under the Sabah Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, providing it the same status as the Orang Utan and Sumatran Rhinoceros.
The BSBCC was set up through collaboration of the Sabah Wildlife Department, Sabah Forestry Department and Land Empowerment Animals People.
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