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jpegDecember 2015

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!

 

 

Newsletter August ThumbnailAugust 2015

August has been a very interesting month for Sabah Wetlands Conservation Society. In continuation of our Ramsar site networking trip to Kuching Wetlands National Park in January 2015, we had an incredible opportunity to visit three more conservation and educational center in Peninsula Malaysia; Kuala Selangor Nature Park in Selangor, Tasek Bera Ramsar Site in Pahang and EcoCare Environmental Education Centre in Terrenganu.

 

 

July 2015 newletter thumbnailJuly 2015

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.

 

 

 

June 2015 newsletter thumbnailJune 2015

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.

 

 

MAY 2015 newsletter thumbnailMay 2015

Tree planting by 59 students from the Faculty of Science and Natural Resources, UMS held on 16th May 2015 marked the end of “Mangrove-Our-Priceless Treasure” project, which is sponsored by Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad. It was such a great success that we managed to plant a total of 2,378 trees which exceeded the 2,200 targeted trees. Special thanks and appreciation goes to Bank Islam and everyone that was involved in this project for helping us out in the conservation of mangrove trees. Well done guys!

 

APRIL 2015 newsletter thumbnailApril 2015

Thanks to the generous contribution from Bank Islam for our project “Mangroves-Our Priceless Treasure”, we managed to plant a total of 1,678 mangrove trees within a year!  Read more about our Mangrove Conservation Programme in our April’s Newsletter to find out how we manage this project. Also in April, we made courtesy calls to members of our Ex-Officio to foster better relationships. This is to ensure continuity of sustainable management of SWCS towards conservation of wetlands in Sabah.

 

MARCH 2015 thumbnailMarch 2015

There’s a lot happening in March 2015. On 14th March, we held the 10th Annual General Meeting among committee and members of SWCS. The 10th AGM witnessed new election of Office Bearers of SWCS. On the 23rd to 25th, SWCS was invited to participate in Sabah State Level World Water Day Conference and Exhibition 2015, with Ms Guslia Lahasing as the representative of SWCS and speaker for her paper entitled “The Importance of Wetlands in Sustainable Water Management”.

 

FEBRUARY 2015 thumbnailFebruary 2015

It’s World Wetlands Day 2015! This year celebration focused on the theme that RAMSAR Convention has selected: Wetlands for Our Future. In conjunction to WWD 2015, the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment, Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Panglima Masidi Manjun contributes RM50,000 fund allocation to SWCS to support the conservation and educational programmes in KK Wetlands.

 

 

JANUARY 2015 thumbnailJanuary 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015! For this year’s New Year celebration, SWCS has advocated a New Year 2015 Sunset Cruise Gathering. Attended by the management committee, staff, invited guests and members of SWCS, this gathering aimed to show our gratitude to everyone who supported SWCS form the beginning up until now.

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