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on 7 Nov, 17:48

Energy Globe Award: 2 weeks left to submit your sustainable activities

Energy Globe Award: 2 weeks left to submit your sustainable activities
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We would like to encourage you to take part with your sustainable project in the 2018 Energy Globe Award!

With 178 participating countries, Energy Globe is the biggest platform for sustainability and the world’s number 1 environmental award. Our most important goal is to introduce and award innovative showcase projects and smart technologies from all over the world that are capable of creating sustainable change.

More and more people are depleting the world’s limited resources such as energy, water, air and food. However, there are amazing saving potentials out there and at no loss of comfort to all of us. Projects such as yours can provide an important contribution.

No project is too small, no project is too big!

The Energy Globe Award is presented in the 6 categories of Earth, Fire, Water, Air, Youth and Sustainable Plastics – the 4 basic elements of life, projects implemented by young people and the sustainable use of plastics. Projects with a focus on the conservation of resources, improvement of air and water quality, energy efficiency, use of renewable energies, recycling or creating awareness for these areas can be submitted. The best projects of each individual country are presented with national awards.

Each year, the international Energy Globe Awards for each of 6 categories are presented in the course of a ceremony by international celebrities. A 10,000 Euro cash prize is distributed among the 6 categories.

For details concerning the Energy Globe Award, entry information and entry form downloading as well as sample projects for informational purposes, please see http://www.energyglobe.info.
Deadline for submission: 21 November 2017. Participation is free.

For questions please contact the Energy Globe team via email at office@energyglobe.info

Your project is an important stepping stone towards a more livable world for all of us.

We are looking forward to your project entry!

Energy Globe Foundation
Hessenberg 14
4814 Neukirchen
Austria
Email: office@energyglobe.info
Web: http://www.energyglobe.info
Facebook: http://www.fb.com/energyglobe

on 29 Oct, 10:32

10th International KL Eco Film Festival

10th International KL Eco Film Festival
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The 10th International KL Eco Film Festival is happening at Publika, Mont Kiara Solaris.

Big Pygmies Little Giants, a documentary about BSBCC by Howard Jackson was screened yesterday evening. More KLEFF activities to enjoy around the mall until today 29th October 2017. Please come and visit our booth too!

 

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on 4 Oct, 21:36

National Scroll of Honour Award 2017

The National Scroll of Honour Award is proposed to recognize public and private organizations as well as individuals who have made great contributions to the sustainable development of human settlements. The award is parallel to the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award that was launched by UN-Habitat in 1989 and is currently the most prestigious human settlements award in the world.
Its aim is to acknowledge initiatives which have made outstanding contributions in various fields, such as shelter provision, highlighting the plight of the homeless, leadership in post conflict reconstruction, and improving living conditions and providing innovative solutions in providing housing for the needful people and efforts towards improving the quality of urban life.
The award, a plaque engraved with the name of the winner and their achievement, is presented to the winners during the National Urban Forum and winners will then be nominated for the prestigious UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award.
Therefore, we would like to request for your kind assistance to disseminate information on the scroll award to your Members, publish the information in your website and social media. Submission date by: 20th October 2017
Please whatsapp / sms to EAROPH Secretariat (Mr. Vincent Patrick) at 016 6567656 if you wish to receive the flyer and registration form by email.
on 24 Sep, 19:13

Adopt a terrapin today!

Adopt a terrapin today!
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A big THANK YOU to many of you who have symbolically adopted a terrapin (or two)! All thee river terrapins will be released on 30th September, and we’re using this opportunity to raise funds to sustain our annual conservation project.

Your donation will be used to kickstart the river terrapin conservation project in 2018. Funds will be used to pay the local villagers an allowance for camping out on the river bank to collect terrapin eggs for incubation, maintenance of the hatchery and to purchase pellets and vegetables to feed the terrapins.

We need your help, we cannot do this ourselves. We would be most grateful if you would symbolically adopt a terrapin to support our conservation efforts. Each terrapin adoption costs RM35, and all adoptions are tax-deductible. To support us, head over to this page and fill up the terrapin adoption form!

on 6 Sep, 16:02

Johor MPA Seminar 2017 – Call for Papers

Johor MPA Seminar 2017 – Call for Papers
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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 11 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                  11 September 2017
  • Notification of abstract acceptance         15 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 5 Jun, 21:30

Fully funded PhD scholarship with MEME (Uni. of Nottingham) to study wild elephant population in P. Malaysia

Fully funded PhD scholarship with MEME (Uni. of Nottingham) to study wild elephant population in P. Malaysia
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Scholarship – PhD in Tropical Conserva4on Ecology

Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME), School of Environmental and Geographical, University of NoEngham Malaysia Campus

Project title

Status of the wild elephant popula1on in Peninsular Malaysia

Project description

Asian elephants Elephas maximus play key and irreplaceable ecological functions in ecosystems but have become endangered due to the rapid decline of their populations in recent decades. The main threat for Asian elephants is the combination of habitat loss and the resulting human-elephant conflict (HEC), especially in the form of crop raiding. Peninsular Malaysia is home to ~ 1500 wild Asian elephants, whose range has drastically declined since the middle of the 20th century. However, we know little about the status of this elephant population, especially about elephants occurring in forests outside Protected Areas (such as National and State Parks) but inside in Central Forest Spine (CFS) landscapes.

The Management & Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) is offering a fully-funded PhD scholarship to study the status of the wild elephant population in Peninsular Malaysia’s forests, especially elephant distribution within CFS landscapes and factors affecting it. The specific focus of the study will be decided later on as part of the student’s work developing the final research proposal. This will include the specific research questions, geographical scope, and relevant methodological approaches (e.g. remote sensing, molecular work, and /or social science techniques). MEME is a 9-year research project run in collaboration with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) of Peninsular Malaysia. MEME is an interdisciplinary and holistic project that studies wild elephants behavior, ecology, and their interaction with people and aims to bring a science-driven conservati1on of elephants in Peninsular Malaysia. MEME is part of the School of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC, hLp://www.no[ngham.edu.my/EGS/index.aspx). More details about MEME can be found in our website and newsletter.

Candidates are expected to meet the following requirements

• Being a Malaysian citizen

• Having a Master (or equivalent) in Conservation Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Geography, or a relevant discipline (including environmental economics and other social sciences).

• Possessing a good command of English and Bahasa Malaysia.

• Being highly mo1vated and able to work resourcefully, independently, and in a team.

The successful candidate will be en1tled to a 100% tui1on fee waiver, a monthly s1pend of RM2500, and

an annual research budget of ~ RM30,000, for a period of three years. MEME has 4WD vehicles and a field station in Gerik, Perak. This scholarship is sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby and UNMC.

How to apply

Applications should consist of (1) a Curriculum Vitae, (2) academic transcripts, and (3) a short (1 page

maximum) statement letter describing the motivation to pursue this PhD. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ahimsa Campos-Arceiz at ahimsa.Camposarceiz@nottingham.edu.my. Applica1ons, specifying the scholarship being applied for, should be sent by email before 5th July 2017 to MEME’s Project Manager at Praveena.Chackrapani@nottingham.edu.my.

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