Attention to all the environmental lovers! You are invited to join us in celebrating World Wetlands Day 2020 in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of Kota Kinabalu Wetland. There are a lot of exciting activities to join especially the first-ever night walk in the mangrove forest at KK Wetland! Mark your date now on 29th February 2020 (Saturday) and the event will start from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For more info, PLEASE CONTACT US at 088-246955.
“CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH NATURE”
Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Open Day (FEE – FREE DAY)
Quickly rally your friends and family to celebrate this World Environment Day 2017 at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands, Likas. Get a chance to reconnect and explore with nature — the more the merrier!
In conjunction of World Wetlands Day 2016, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) is organising the annual World Wetlands Day 2016, which will be held on 27 February 2016, 7.30am – 2.30pm, at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands. This environmental event aims to raise awareness on the importance of wetlands for our future, whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle by organising the 2KM Walk-N-Plant-A-Thon (walk-a-thon) into the mangrove forest. Among the activities that will be held are;
1. World Wetlands Day Launching Ceremony
2. Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Open Day (public)
3. Mangrove Challenge (students)
4. A book launching of “A Guide to the Plants of Kota Kinabalu Wetlands”
5. Registration for KK Wetlands Voluntary Guardian
6. The registration form can be downloaded here.
Please read the terms and conditions before registering.
For more info, please follow and like our Facebook page for The National Level World Wetlands Day 2016, where we share all the photos of 2KM Walk-N-Plant-A-Thon and Official Ceremony during the event. Feel free to tag & share to your friends!
Minggu Alam Sekitar Malaysia (MASM) is commemorated every year at the national and state level for a period of one (1) week, usually from 21 – 27 October with the aim of instilling environmental awareness among Malaysians.
This year, in conjunction with MASM 2015, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) in collaboration with Department of Environment Sabah (DOE), Environment Protection Department (EPD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA-SDBEC) organised the event which was officiated by Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Masidi Haji Manjun, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Sabah.
The event was held on the 26th October 2015 (Monday), 7.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m, at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands, Likas with the theme “Ya! Teruskan Gaya Hidup Lestari”.
The objectives of this event were to increase environmental awareness among the public and to promote cooperation in environmental conservation between various agencies such as government, non-governmental organizations (NGO), individuals and the public.
Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre celebrates World Wetlands Day 2010 once again by targeting secondary school students with activities aimed at raising awareness on the importance of wetlands.
The theme for this year, Caring for Wetlands ~ an Answer to Climate Change, emphasize the issue which is being faced globally, threatening important ecosystems around the world, especially wetlands, and highlighting the crucial importance of wetlands for climate change mitigation and adaption.
Ramsar estimates that the worldwide loss of wetlands already adds up to 50% – due to human-induced reasons such as habitat loss, pollution, over-exploitation and climate change; all of these factors being either steady or increasing.
In his welcoming speech, President of Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society, Haji Zainie Abdul Aucasa said, “We all have to take action, regarding the fact that wetland ecosystems are in great danger, in Malaysia and worldwide. More awareness needs to rise about just how important wetlands are for our existence – not only in terms of climate change”.
Activities conducted during the celebration included the “Wetlands and Climate Change Challenge” – an interactive educational rally for school students, and a talk to explain the roles that children can play to care about and conserve wetlands by guest speaker from the RAMSAR centre in Japan, Ms. Reiko Nakamura.
An official ceremony was officiated by Datuk Masidi Manjun, State Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment. During this ceremony, prize winners for the Wetlands and Climate Change Challenge, and, the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre logo design competition were presented.
This year, 2010, also marks the 10th year that Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, formally known as the Kota Kinabalu City Bird Sanctuary, of being open to the public.
World Wetlands Day 2010 is an initiative of the RAMSAR Convention on Wetlands. The celebration at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre is made possible by the generous commitment by HSBC Bank, under Phase 2 of the Invest in the Young and the Future project, a joint collaboration between HSBC and Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society.
*Press release circulated on 13th February 2010.