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2nd International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands

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Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society (SWCS) will be organizing the ‘2nd International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands (ISCMW 2016)’ on 27th – 28th September 2016 at The Palace Hotel, Kota Kinabalu. This symposium is made possible by supports from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment Sabah, Japanese International Cooperation Agency-Sustainable Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystems Conservation Project in Sabah (JICA-SDBEC) and World Wide Fund (WWF-Malaysia).

The theme for ISCMW 2016  is Wetlands: Connectivity, Corridors and CatchmentsThis symposium will act as a platform for discussion, information sharing and creating awareness among the various stakeholders on wetlands conservation.

The objectives of the symposium are:

  1. To understand the scientific basis of the management and conservation of wetlands.
  2. To identify new and innovative ways of conserving wetlands.
  3. To highlight the importance of local stakeholders’ involvement/participation in conservation and management of wetlands.

For further information , please visit the official website at swcs23.wixsite.com/iscmw2016 or download our ISCMW 2016 brochure.

Registration Form can be downloaded in the website or click here. Please fill in the form and submit to the secretariat on or before 31st August 2016.

You can submit the form via:

  • Email : iscmw2016@gmail.com
  • Fax: 6088 – 247955
  • By hand : Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Office, off Jalan Bukit Bendera Upper, Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Voluntary Guardian at Kota Kinabalu Wetlands

Join in the conservation effort by registering as a Voluntary Guardian!

Voluntary Guardian

There are three main objectives of the Voluntary Guardian;

  1. We envisage a future in which the KKW enjoys on-going support and commitment of the community through the Voluntary Guardian who actively contribute to the objectives of the KKW.
  2. The Voluntary Guardian Program offers the community an opportunity to take an active role in supporting and promoting the care for natural heritage through the KKW educational program.
  3. Voluntary Guardians can help to instill awareness, promote responsibility and care for the environment, help to conduct nature program, leaded guided tours, involve in wetland management and help to raise funds.

Voluntary Guardians, who will be recruited and trained, shall contribute their time to
the management of KKW and all its program.

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 Voluntary Guardian of Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society!

Newsletters 2016

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Check out some of our highlights in October: –

  1. Sabah Green Carnival-Jari Hijau Green Carnival;
  2. SWCS Courtesy visit to Sabah Tourism Board;
  3. Tree planting activities; and,
  4. Other environmental activities

Stay updated with our programmes! Click LIKE on our Facebook page Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society.

 

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Organizing an International Conference surely requires tremendous commitments and efforts. Despite of all the challenges that we faced, we successfully held our 2nd International Symposium on Conservation and Management of Wetlands with the theme “Wetlands: Connectivity, Corridors and Catchments.” 10 speakers who are enthusiast on the conservation of wetlands were invited to deliver their findings on issues and management of wetlands throughout the globe. SWCS has successfully accommodated over 100 participants from all over Malaysia. For more, look inside our monthly newsletter for the month of September!

 

 

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One of the strength of SWCS, standing as an NGO is the active collaboration with other agencies, private sectors and organizations in conservation efforts. This month, SWCS proudly announce an extension of MOU with Sabah Forestry Department for the purpose of conserving and restoring degraded mangrove forest in Sulaman Lake Forest Reserve. The previous MOU period between the two organization was from 2010 until 2015, where SWCS successfully restored 4.91 hectare of mangrove area through tree replantating programme. The new MOU period is from 2016 to 2020, for SWCS to restore 3.1 hectare of mangrove swamp in Sulaman Lake Forest Reserve.

 

 

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On 26th to 28th April 2016, 3 staffs from SWCS participated in the workshop of Honorary Wildlife Warden training at our very own place in KK Wetlands. The Honorary Wildlife Warden is an authorized officer by the Minister by notification published in Gazzete. The main objective of this training is to appoint suitable persons to be Honorary Wildlife Warden to assist in carrying into effect of the provisions of the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997, which is to be appointed by the Director of Sabah Wildlife Department. The other participants are from Lembah Danun, Maliau Basin Conservation Area and Pulau Mantanani to name a few.

 

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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.

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!

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.

Newsletters 2015

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The end of the year becomes meaningful for the environmental enthusiasts because Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society has started to organize one of the most important events; World Wetlands Day 2016. The main objective of this event is to raise public awareness and appreciation of wetlands and public involvement in protecting wetlands. Among the programme to be held in this event are 2KM Walk-N-Plant-A-Thon (walk-a-thon and planting in the mangrove forest), World Wetlands Day launching ceremony, book launching of “A Guide to the Plants of Kota Kinabalu Wetlands” and Mangrove Challenge.

 

 

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!

 

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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.

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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.

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