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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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Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is the festival of Eid, also known as Hari Raya Aidilfitri. This year, we celebrated Hari Raya with members of our management committee and staff and interns of KK Wetlands. Speaking of interns, this month, five students from UMS joined us for 12 weeks of industrial training. We also welcomed a new volunteer from JICA.



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On June 20th, we celebrated World Environment Day with the Harvest Festival Queen (Unduk Ngadau) Sabah 2015 finalists, together with students from secondary schools around Kota Kinabalu to plant mangroves in KK Wetlands. The week after, in conjunction with the same celebration, we held another mangrove conservation activity with Miss Earth Sabah 2015. The slogans brought by these two beauty icons are “Trees for Future” and “Seeds of Tomorrow”, respectively.



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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.