22 May 2016 – This year’s Ride for The Wild, jointly organised by the Wildlife Conservation Society (Malaysia Chapter), Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and Swinburne University of Technology aimed to encourage people and corporations to participate in wildlife conservation, mainly focusing on two species, the Orangutans and Sharks through the non-consumption of shark-fins during personal or corporate events.
Cyclists gathered at the Swinburne Campus, Kuching for a safety briefing and Zumba session before taking-off to the road. The route took over 260 cyclists through some major hotels in Kuching that supported shark conservation before stopping mid-way at Hilton Hotel, Kuching to witness the signing of the pledge by 13 organisations –‘No shark-fins on their menus’.
The 38km route then led cyclists to Sarawak Biodiversity Centre near the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre at Semenggoh to watch a presentation on the role of Sarawak Biodiversity Centre and the importance of conservation. Another briefing on wildlife conservation was also held at the Swinburne Campus.