20 May 2017 – Ride for the Wild 2017, a cycling event to raise greater awareness and pledge support for wildlife conservation, took place recently at Swinburne University of Technology. It was jointly organised by the Wildlife Conservation Society, Swinburne Sarawak and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre.
This year, two additional categories were introduced – a mini route and virtual ride in addition to the 23km and 56km routes. The virtual ride was to accommodate cyclists who were not able to ride on the event date, and to gain worldwide support on the importance of wildlife conservation.
There were several mini exhibition booths set up at the pit-stops with the aim to create awareness on the conservation of orangutans and sharks. In addition, the green event also reminded the people on the importance of reducing our dependency on plastic which in the long term is detrimental to the environment.