Events

on 21 Sep, 20:32

River Walk (in conjunction with World Rivers Day 2017)

30 Sep
9:30 - 13:00
Bukit Kiara

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Are you a nature lover or river explorer? Want to experience and feel a clean river water as well as its surroundings? If yes, please join our River Walk organised by W.A.T.E.R Project in conjunction with World Rivers Day 2017. The River Walk will be a short journey through 4 learning stations in which you will learn to monitor river water quality and sample dragonfly and other aquatic insects’ babies which are indicators of clean river water.
Limited participation so please contact:

Mr. Sathis (sathis@gec.org.my; 014-6278634)

Mr. Gan (jingyegan@gec.org.my; 016-5616963)

Or RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/301724423630532/

Share it with your friends and see you there!

on 18 Sep, 16:41

Public Symposium on Infrastructure & Conservation

Public Symposium on Infrastructure & Conservation
Upcoming Event
Hilton Hotel

On behalf of Professor William F. Laurance and the team at the Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science (TESS), James Cook University, Cairns, Australia, you are invited to attend the Public Symposium on “Infrastructure in the Asia-Pacific: Promoting Benefits and Limiting Environmental Risks” to be held at the Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on the 5th of October (full day), registrations are free but essential and catering is included during the event.

The TESS team are working with multiple government departments, relevant non-governmental organisations, and many other stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific region, to incorporate strategic planning of new roads and infrastructure development. Their work aims to ensure future road infrastructure maximises socio-economic opportunities for communities whilst minimising the detrimental environmental impacts that often accompany infrastructure development.

Besides a Keynote by Professor Bill Laurance there will be talks by Dr Reuben Clements (Rimba), Dr g. Balamurugan (ERE Group), myself, and other guest speakers.

If you wish to join us for this completely free event, please register now at http://www.global-roadmap.org/infra-ap-2017/

on 6 Sep, 15:49

Seminar on the Holistic Approach to Marine Protected Areas – Towards Sustenance and Conservation Succcess

Seminar on the Holistic Approach to Marine Protected Areas – Towards Sustenance and Conservation Succcess
Upcoming Event
9 Oct - 10 Oct
9:00 - 18:00
M Suite Hotel

 CALL FOR PAPERS

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MARINE PROTECTED AREAS –
TOWARDS SUSTENANCE AND CONSERVATION SUCCESS

9 – 10 October 2017

M-Suites Hotel, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

 

We are currently accepting abstract applications for the seminar on the holistic approach towards marine protected areas, in conjunction with Johor’s plans to gazette a new marine protected area aimed specifically designed to meet the needs of dugongs (Dugong dugon), the seagrass habitats, and local resource users. The focus of this 2-day seminar will be on the various aspects that enable sustainability of marine protected areas to fulfil its objectives. Papers may be presented as oral presentations or posters. We encourage you to share this information with your colleagues, students and greater network.

 

The seminar will encompass presentations and discussions on the following five topics:

  • Marine Protected Area Design and Management
    Topics relating to the design, administrative, and management considerations for MPAs
  • Research and Monitoring within Marine Protected Areas
    Topics relating to research areas, study methodologies, and monitoring methods.  Priority will be given to papers that explore novel concepts that are practicable in newly established MPAs.
  • Conservation Efforts in MPAs
    Topics relating to activities that generate on-the-ground impacts aimed at conservation of habitats, species, or community livelihood, with emphasis on enhancing the effects of an MPA’s establishment
  • Community Involvement in MPA Management
    Topics relating to incorporating community involvement in MPA management
  • Marine Protected Area Financing and Sustainability
    Topics relating to income generation geared towards a self-sustaining MPA.  Priority will be given to papers that explore novel concepts that are practicable in newly established MPAs.

 

To submit your abstract, please complete the attached submission form (Form A). Abstract must not exceed 250 words, with Calibri font size 11. Please e-mail the completed abstract submission form to johormpaseminar@gmail.com by 15 September 2017 at the latest, stating “Abstract – Johor MPA Seminar 2017” in the e-mail subject title.

The abstract acceptance results will be communicated to participants by 15 September 2017.

 

To register for the seminar, please complete Form B and submit it to the Seminar Secretariat at johormpaseminar@gmail.com along with proof of fee payment.

 

Seminar registration fees are as follows:

  • Student               RM50
  • Non-student      RM200

Important dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline                  15 September 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance         22 September 2017
  • Seminar registration deadline                  30 September 2017

If your abstract is accepted, you will be responsible for your own travel arrangements, including fulfilling any visa requirements, as necessary. Special hotel room rates for those wishing to stay at the seminar venue are available:

(Please book directly with the hotel at http://www.m-suites.com and quote the code “Seminar PTNJ”)

  • Studio Suite (single/double)       RM190/night
  • Junior Suite (single/double)        RM290/night
  • Premier Suite (single/double)    RM290/night

 

For more enquiry, please email to johormpaseminar@gmail.com.

Thank you.

 

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on 17 Jan, 13:59

IGEM 2017

IGEM 2017
Upcoming Event
11 Oct - 13 Oct
All Day
KL Convention Centre

International Greentech and Eco Products Exhibition and Conference (IGEM) 2017 will be held between 11-13 October 2017.

More updates to come, in http://www.igem.my/home/

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