on 6 Sep, 16:02

Johor MPA Seminar 2017 – Call for Papers

Johor MPA Seminar 2017 – Call for Papers



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 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 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 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

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

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://[ 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 Applica1ons, specifying the scholarship being applied for, should be sent by email before 5th July 2017 to MEME’s Project Manager at

on 24 May, 16:08
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E-waste Recycling Campaign

E-waste Recycling Campaign

There is not much campaign or events that highlighted on e-waste recycling. Used Computer Malaysia would like to step up and make the e-waste recycling awareness in Malaysia, however, we need you to spread it and be the first one to start recycling. Share you experience.

If you want to add value on your events, do invite us and urge your attendees to bring along their old or used electronics to recycle.

We encourage our recyclers to recycle their electronics by giving them cash in return. Do recycle your used electronics with Used Computer Malaysia. To find out more, check out our website.

Here is the attachment of the proposal, keep in mind that the tentative may change based on how the other party would like to carry on with the campaign.

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on 30 Apr, 09:17

NEW RELEASE Merchandise!

NEW RELEASE Merchandise!

Our new release merchandise at our shop!

Please log onto our website at for more info!


Loki Magnet Card

Loki Magnet Card

Release date: 27th March 2017

Details          : The picture printed on the magnet card is a painting made by local Malaysian Artist,                               Suzi Chua

Size                : 9.0cm (L) x 5.5cm (H)


on 22 Apr, 00:20

Gurmit Singh’s autobiography “Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist” is out

Gurmit Singh’s autobiography “Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist” is out

The book can be bought in Areca Books here: Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist.

How did environmental activism begin in Malaysia? Who were the key players back in the 1970s, when the international community was just starting to notice climate change? Does the name Gurmit Singh ring a bell among Malaysians today? If it does, well and good. If it doesn’t, the timely arrival of the autobiographical Memoirs of a Malaysian Eco-Activist will give due recognition to one particular man’s labour of love and his service to the environment and the community.

Until now, little is really known about Gurmit Singh himself; much of what we know is based on the reactions to his media image and his campaigns. Here at last is the story of the life of this renowned Malaysian environmentalist, whose brand of take-it-to-the-streets activism has inspired countless individuals across generations. From his childhood as a self-professed bookworm to a vociferous human rights and environmental advocate, this book faithfully records his beginnings, growth, achievements, fears, family life and his dreams.

Born in 1942 to Punjabi parents in Japanese-occupied Malaya, Gurmit went on to found two pioneering NGOs — Environmental Protection Society, Malaysia (EPSM) and Centre for Environment, Technology and Development, Malaysia (CETDEM). At various national and international fora, Gurmit not only put forward the Malaysian perspective, but also spoke up for the ‘third world’ and the global good.

Gurmit’s achievements have been many, and recognition of his work has spread within the country as well as abroad. And these achievements, especially in controversial areas like environmental protection, have won him praise as well as resistance from the authorities over the decades of the nation’s formation and swift economic growth. It is for the readers and historians to appreciate and comment on his impact and contributions to this multicultural nation. Despite his tumultuous relationship with the authorities, he was conferred the Langkawi Environmental Award in 1993.

This book records how I found my raison d’être in the form of environmental activism and human rights movements. During my over four-decade stint as an ecological activist, I founded two environmental NGOs, pushed for numerous eco-friendly changes at national and international fora and came up with practical solutions to halt ecological degradation. There have been many ups and downs during this journey but the lessons I have learnt are invaluable. – Gurmit Singh

Editorial reviews

Gurmit Singh needs little introduction to most Malaysians. His passion and concerns for the environment have won him several monikers, all well-deserved, but that of being an Eco-Activist fits him well. His unpretentious, yet colourful, story matches the nation’s peaceful struggle to be part of the emergent developing world after the horrors of the Second World War and the march towards independence. — Mano Maniam, actor, writer and director

An environmentalist all his life, Gurmit has been vocal and pro-active in his many campaigns to save our environment, and in many international fora on climate change. — Tan Sri Salleh Mohd. Nor, Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Technology Malaysia
and former president of Malaysian Nature Society

This is the inspiring story of a Malaysian ‘Green Warrior’ par excellence. Gurmit walked the talk and made change happen. — Dato Dr Anwar Fazal, recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, popularly known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’

A fascinating and inspiring book about the development of environmental activism of Malaysia from the 1970s onwards, written by one of the icons of the environmental movement in Malaysia. It should be widely known and read. — Dato Dr Leong Yueh Kwong, ecologist and environmentalist

#activism #book Gurmit Singh

on 21 Apr, 21:13

Looking for TCS Interns!

Looking for TCS Interns!

We are looking for a few interns who are independent, proactive, fast-learners, love to meet new people, are passionate about the environment, possess a valid driving license and a vehicle and who would like to contribute to turtle conservation in Malaysia

Your basic responsibilities as an intern includes, but not limited to, the following tasks:
– Assist in the execution of research and conservation projects
– Assist in the planning of new outreach programmes
– Assist in/Lead our Turtle Discovery Trips
– Assist in/Lead Turtle Camps held with school students
– Assist in our Public Outreach Campaigns
– Assist in/Lead our Fundraising Activities

Of course, you will be trained accordingly on the job (what better way to learn, right?). Accommodation is provided for. TCS-related expenses and mileage claims will be reimbursed.

If you are interested to join us as an intern, please send a cover letter and your resume to

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