Sentinels of Time – EcoKnights
Pertubuhan Alam Sekitar EcoKnights Selangor is an environmental organization with its core focus on environmental education, community engagement and also environmental communication. EcoKnights mainly focuses on youth and women in most of its projects. Since 2005, this organization has help mobilized grassroot efforts in raising awareness and taking proactive approaches to addressing environmental issues. Two of its annual flagship programmes are the Anugerah Hijau (www.anugerahhijau.my) and the Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (www.ecofilmfest.my) which has been on an international platform for the last 2 years.
“Sentinels of Time” is a tool to engage Malaysians to take notice of the main element that provides the planet with life – TREES.
The Sentinels of Time photography competition is a competition for all Malaysians to take digital images of majestic trees that can be found in the state of Selangor. The idea is to get as many Malaysians to record, document (through photographs), describe and locate these trees through a photographic competition which doubles as a platform to engage the public to take a more active role in reforestation and conservation.
The best 12 digital images will be used as exhibition materials to educate the public on the need to protect existing trees via photography exhibitions all around the country. These 12 specially selected images of trees act as symbols to teach, educate and inform the public on the importance of forest conservation and reforestation in the country.
Thus this competition is only a speck in a pool of efforts to gear avid amateur and professional photographers, who are possibly change agents in society, to propagate environmental awareness and consciousness, towards the direction of inculcating more environmental stewards.
Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT)
The Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT) is an alliance of the Malaysian Nature Society, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Wildlife Conservation Society-Malaysia Programme and WWF-Malaysia, supported by the Department of Wildlife and National Parks Peninsular Malaysia for joint implementation of the National Tiger Conservation Action Plan for Malaysia.
This project includes two components: A. Community Outreach Programme; and B. Cancelling Licences to Aid Wildlife (CLAW). CLAW is a joint initiative which brings together Local Councils and PERHILITAN to revoke business licences of repeated wildlife offenders. Under A., education programmes at schools and awareness roadshows near hotspots for illegal wildlife trade in Selangor will be held. Under B., volunteers will be recruited and trained to identify often-traded illegal wildlife, as well as their parts and derivatives, to be reported to the Wildlife Crime Hotline (017-682 1006 / email@example.com) for further action by PERHILITAN and Local Councils.
The goal of this project is to reduce the illegal trade and consumption of threatened wildlife in Selangor. The specific objectives are to:
- Raise awareness on relevant laws and the negative impact of consumer behaviour on threatened wildlife among Selangor residents
- Empower the Malaysian public to take action to support wildlife conservation
- Cultivate wildlife stewardship by engaging volunteers to facilitate community outreach programmes and to monitor wildlife businesses
- Revoke business licences of any person or establishment that contravenes wildlife legislation
In the long run, the responsible citizenship that is cultivated will benefit many other areas besides wildlife and environment.
Mangrove Patch Mapping, Gazettement and Conservation – RESCU
This project is to be carried out by Resource Stewardship Consultants Sdn Bhd (RESCU), a mission-driven for-profit social enterprise that was founded in 2004. RESCU (www.rescu.com.my) has extensive experience in a wide range of natural resource management projects with specific experience of working on mangrove mapping projects in Malacca, Aceh and Johor.
The aim of the project is to map the extent of the mangrove forests in Selangor and prepare proposals to ensure the conservation of these forests. The existing network of forest reserves does not serve to adequately protect these forests because natural coastal erosion and coastal accretion have caused the present forest reserve boundaries to no longer reflect the present extent of the actual forest. Other issues are the encroachment into mangrove forests due to aquaculture ponds, filling of mangroves with sand for land reclamation and illegal logging.
The goals of this project are (1) to produce a map of the current extent of all mangrove forests in Selangor; (2) for all unprotected mangroves in Selangor to be gazetted as forest reserves; and (3) for all existing forest reserves to be protected from encroachment.
The following activities are proposed:
- . Vectorise recent satellite imagery to create a map of the extent of all mangrove forests in Selangor;
- . Overlay vectorised forest layers with cadastral maps to identify the location and extent of all unprotected mangroves on state land;
- . Draft proposals for all unprotected mangroves on state land to be constituted as forest reserves;
- . Identify the location and extent of all encroachment into mangrove forest; and
- . Draft proposals for action to be taken to control encroachment into mangrove forest.
Climate Change Public Awareness Seminars and Briefings – CETDEM.
The Centre for Environment, Technology & Development, Malaysia [SSM Reg. No. 139058-M], better known as CETDEM, is a Petaling Jaya based Environmental NGO which is recognised at both local and international levels.
Does the regular ‘Person on the Street’ understand the cause and effect of Climate Change? At CETDEM, we believe that it is of utmost importance that Citizens of the State of Selangor Darul Ehsan – the state with a long coastline and a high water utilisation due to rapid industrialisation, development and urbanisation – be given the opportunty to be better informed of what can/should be done to reduce their impact and how to adapt to Climate Change and Global Warming.Extreme weather events such as tropical storms, very heavy rainfall and flash floods in Kajang, Klang and Ampang – these are indications of Climate Change.
The Activities planned for the Public Awareness Seminars and Briefings are:
- a. Climate Change Seminar 2012 on 5th June at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya.
- b. National Organic Agriculture Seminar 2012 on 2&3 July at Hotel Armada Petaling Jaya.
- c. Climate Change and Energy Efficiency Briefings on monthly basis at CETDEM’s Demonstration Cool House in SS2 Petaling Jaya.
Karnival Hijau – JKKK Kg Baru Sg Chua
Untuk menwujudkan kesedaran dan mengingatkan masyarakat setempat terhadap betapa pentingnya kita sebagai manusia sejagat menjaga alam sekitar dari pencemaran dan kerosakan.
Penganjuran program ini adalah untuk meningkatkan kefahaman serta pengetahuan masyarakat setempat dan penduduk disekitarnya seperti :-
- a) Untuk menambah ilmu pengetahuan terhadap kitar semula
- b) Untuk mempelajari secara praktikal cara kitar semula
- c) Untuk meningkatkan kesedaran sivik terhadap pencemaran alam sekitar
Program ini diusahakan dengan menerapkan matlamat seperti berikut :_
- Memastikan masyarakat setempat tahu mengenai kepentingan Hari Bumi Sedunia
- Membolehkan usaha untuk mengurangkan pencemaran alam sekitar dikurangkan