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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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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.

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