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Celebration of World Wetlands Day 2016 by Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society


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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

The registration form can be downloaded here.

Please read the terms and conditions before registering.

Celebration of "Minggu Alam Sekitar Malaysia 2015" at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands

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.

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Please click here for more information and photos on this event.




NOVEMBER 2015November 2015

During the Sabah’s Ramsar Conference on 12th November 2015 at Magellan Sutera, Kota Kinabalu, SWCS represented by Guslia Binti Lahasing, the Conservation & Science Officer, voice out the vision of making KK Wetlands as the second Ramsar site in Sabah. It is in line with our objectives, ‘to promote the conservation of wetlands in Sabah and the variety of plants, birds and other kinds of organisms found in them’, and ‘to raise public awareness and appreciation of wetlands and public involvement in protecting wetlands’. Find out more about our effort in making KK Wetlands as Ramsar site in Ms Guslia’s paper entitled “KK Wetlands Towards Its Ramsar Status”.



OCTOBER 2015October 2015

October has been a very happening month for us! We celebrated Minggu Alam Sekitar Malaysia (MASM) 2015 in collaboration with Department of Environment Sabah (DOE), Environment Protection Department (EPD) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA-SDBEC). There were open exhibitions, competitions for primary and secondary school students, stalls and most importantly, it was an Open Day of KK Wetlands! We welcome the public to join us in the next upcoming event!




SEPT 2015September 2015

On 19th September 2015, Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society joined the campaign of ‘Clean Up the World’ to improve the environment in Kota Kinabalu Wetlands. With the theme “Our Place. Our Planet. Our Responsibility”, we got together as a team to clean our parking lots, collect rubbish from the rubbish traps and clean the compound. We now pledge to do this bimonthly. Those who are interested to become volunteers at KK Wetlands are welcomed to join us!



Celebration of World Wetlands Day 2015 at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands, 7 February 2015

Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society is celebrating World Wetlands Day on 7 February 2015 with an open day at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands. The theme for this year is Wetlands For Our Future. We invite all to join us together with the world in celebrating this special day in Kota Kinabalu Wetlands  and also be a part of our action for wetlands conservation and make a difference for our one planet and future generations.

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Celebration of World Wetlands Day at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

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.


Reviving Degraded Mangrove Areas

Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) embarks on a new partnership with Japanese real estate company, Mullion Co. Inc. to restore degraded mangrove areas around Sabah.

In a signing ceremony witnessed by Datuk Masidi Manjun, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment, held today, Mullion made a commitment to support efforts by SWCS in mangrove restoration by pledging to donate a minimum sum of RM150,000 (one hundred and fifty thousand Ringgit Malaysia) to SWCS over a period of five years.

The main objectives under this project are to replant a total of 25,000 mangrove seedlings within 5 years, while raising awareness on the importance of mangrove conservation and management for the local community and the general public.


Continuing Environmental Education at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad today marked its continued support to Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) in educating the younger generation about the importance of conserving wetlands.

A two-day Facilitation Skills Workshop, held at Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre (KKWC), was attended by 21 participants who are actively involved in the Environmental Education scene in Sabah. This workshop is the first activity under the second phase of the Invest in the Young and the Future project, which is fully funded by HSBC Bank Malaysia. The workshop was conducted by experienced trainers from Asia Ability, who partially sponsored the training.