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on 3 Jun, 08:50

Volunteer with Zoo Negara!

Volunteer with Zoo Negara!
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Bored and want to spend your time wisely? Love animals? Then, be a volunteer at Zoo Negara!

The volunteer programme is open to everyone aged 16 years and above. As a volunteer, you must be willing to help the zoo in any appropriate tasks assigned to you throughout the 8 hours day, starting at 8.30 am.

We need volunteers’ aid in the following areas:

Promotions
Enrichment
Research
Education
Resource Centre
Grounds/Horticulture
Photography
Graphic Designs

In addition, we also need volunteers to aid* our zookeepers at the following exhibits.

Great Apes
Birds
Reptiles
Monkeys/Lesser Apes
Show
Bears
Aquarium
Children’s World
Big Cats
Hoof stock
Hospital

*Work given might not be according to volunteer preference.

Registration

Fill in a volunteer form and submit to the Education Department of Zoo Negara. You may obtain the form from Zoo Negara or print out the

CSR Form and post it to the following address:

Volunteer Application
Education Department
Zoo Negara
Hulu Kelang
68000 Ampang
Selangor, Malaysia

Should you be below 18 years of age, please get your parent’s / guardian’s signature on the form.

 

on 3 Jun, 08:08

Forest Seed Management Workshop 2013

No tree has ever planted itself – and it knows exactly why!

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This is our motto. When human beings began to grow forests artificially, they did so in the same way that nature did it – they planted seeds!


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Unfortunately this simple and effective way of afforestation has almost been replaced by planting and the previous breeding in tree nurseries – but only almost: we still master this method, and have adjusted is to the requirements of our age and perfected it!

Yet the principle always remains the same for us, too: “Do it like nature does it, then you can’t go wrong!”

Interested to join?

Registration Form, Program and Further Info

Download (PDF, 863KB)

on 3 Jun, 06:43

September 2013 Raja Musa Forest Reserve Monthly Tree Planting

The Raja Musa Forest Reserve Rehabilition Programme is a collaborative effort between the Selangor Forestry Department (Selangor FD) and Global Environment Centre (GEC) funded by HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. The upcoming event will be tree planting activity and we are planning to revisit previous planting areas to plant more tree seedlings, assess the status and replace seedlings which did not survive. We invite everyone including those who has not join us before to come along to support this event.

RMFR was gazetted in 1990 and prior to its gazettement, the area was part of State land forest and was intensively subjected to logging since 1950’s with very little control and supervision from Forestry Department. As a consequence, the condition of the forest is heavily disturbed and the forest stand is only of medium to low density.

gec rehab

gec logging

The issues

a) Forest fire

  • Correlation between heavily drained and degraded forest areas and fires in Raja Musa FR;
  • Frequent fires during prolong dry spells in months of February – March and June – August every year;
  • Due to burning of agricultural waste outside the FR, illegal clearing for settlement and agriculture activities and other encroachment activities;
  • An area covering 6500 hectares bordering the southern part of the Raja Musa FFR is directly affected by drainage and has been severly degraded by fire;
  • 2000 hectares comprises of grassland due to repeated burning incidence;
  • Within the FR are large quantirues of dry organic materials found heavily logged and dameged forests; and
  • Due to this, the centre of the FR is severely affected by fire over the past decades.

b) Encroachment

Land grabbing from the late 1990’s up to mid 2000’s resulted in illegal encroachment of the previously burnt area and provided an excuse for illegal settlers who have encroached into the forest reserve for settlement and agriculture. After a series of ad hoc actions by SFD, the present Selangor State Government acknowledge the severity of damage and negative impact to the state, resulting in 470 individuals forcefully removed/evacuated from the affected sites in December 2008 and these areas have now been subjected to forest rehabilitation activities.

The Raja Musa Forest Rehabilitation Programme is a collaborative programme between the Selangor Forestry Department and Global Environment Centre (GEC). The programme aims to rehabilitate more than 1,000 ha of degraded forest within and adjacent to the Raja Musa Forest Reserve through community participation as well as protecting remaining intact areas.

The programme includes a range of actions including fire prevention, restoration of natural water table, encouragement of natural regeneration as well as replanting severely degraded areas. The programme involves the engagement of local communities and volunteers in carrying out the seedling production, enrichment planting, post planting treatment and monitoring of threats.

Event Details
21 September 2013
Venue: FC 99 Parit 6 (P6)
In conjuction with World Clean-up and International Ozone Day (16/9/13), Zero Emissions Day (21/9/13) and World Water Monitoring Day (18/9/13)

on 3 Jun, 06:39

August 2013 Raja Musa Forest Reserve Monthly Tree Planting

The Raja Musa Forest Reserve Rehabilition Programme is a collaborative effort between the Selangor Forestry Department (Selangor FD) and Global Environment Centre (GEC) funded by HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. The upcoming event will be tree planting activity and we are planning to revisit previous planting areas to plant more tree seedlings, assess the status and replace seedlings which did not survive. We invite everyone including those who has not join us before to come along to support this event.

RMFR was gazetted in 1990 and prior to its gazettement, the area was part of State land forest and was intensively subjected to logging since 1950’s with very little control and supervision from Forestry Department. As a consequence, the condition of the forest is heavily disturbed and the forest stand is only of medium to low density.

gec rehabgec logging

The issues

a) Forest fire

  • Correlation between heavily drained and degraded forest areas and fires in Raja Musa FR;
  • Frequent fires during prolong dry spells in months of February – March and June – August every year;
  • Due to burning of agricultural waste outside the FR, illegal clearing for settlement and agriculture activities and other encroachment activities;
  • An area covering 6500 hectares bordering the southern part of the Raja Musa FFR is directly affected by drainage and has been severly degraded by fire;
  • 2000 hectares comprises of grassland due to repeated burning incidence;
  • Within the FR are large quantirues of dry organic materials found heavily logged and dameged forests; and
  • Due to this, the centre of the FR is severely affected by fire over the past decades.

b) Encroachment

Land grabbing from the late 1990’s up to mid 2000’s resulted in illegal encroachment of the previously burnt area and provided an excuse for illegal settlers who have encroached into the forest reserve for settlement and agriculture. After a series of ad hoc actions by SFD, the present Selangor State Government acknowledge the severity of damage and negative impact to the state, resulting in 470 individuals forcefully removed/evacuate from the affected sites in December 2008 and these areas have now been subjected to forest rehabilitation activities.

The Raja Musa Forest Rehabilitation Programme is a collaborative programme between the Selangor Forestry Department and Global Environment Centre (GEC). The programme aims to rehabilitate more than 1,000 ha of degraded forest within and adjacent to the Raja Musa Forest Reserve through community participation as well as protecting remaining intact areas.

The programme includes a range of actions including fire prevention, restoration of natural water table, encouragement of natural regeneration as well as replanting severely degraded areas. The programme involves the engagement of local communities and volunteers in carrying out the seedling production, enrichment planting, post planting treatment and monitoring of threats.

Event Details
24 August 2013
Venue: FC 73 Tokong Cina (TC)
In conjuction with National Day (31/8/13)

on 2 Jun, 09:32

GIS Application in Environmental Management – 2 Days Training

GIS Application in Environmental Management – 2 Days Training
Past Event

What Is GIS?

GIS is a powerful software technology that allows a virtually unlimited amount of information to be linked to a geographic location. Coupled with a digital map, GIS allows a user to see locations, events, features, and environmental changes with unprecedented clarity, showing layer upon layer of information such as environmental trends, soil stability, pesticide use, migration corridors, hazardous waste generators, dust source points, lake remediation efforts, and at-risk water wells. Effective environmental practice considers the whole spectrum of the environment.

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TRAINING AIMS 

  • Introduction to digital mapping, spatial data analysis and modeling
  • Overview of available GIS packages
  • Exploring Quantum GIS

TRAINING EXPECTED OUTCOMES

  • Basic understanding about GIS.
  • Able to develop a GIS-based solution for a real-world environmental management issues.
  • Basic handling on Quantum GIS.

Participants please bring along your own laptops for the training session.

Download (PDF, 538KB)

Trainer : Dr. Tuong Thuy Vu

Date : 3rd & 4th July 2013 (Wednesday & Thursday)

Time : 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM

For more information, kindly call Mr. Jonathan Kovilpillai at 03-61569807/08 OR email to po@ensearch.org

on 2 Jun, 09:22

July 2013 Raja Musa Forest Reserve Monthly Tree Planting

The Raja Musa Forest Reserve Rehabilition Programme is a collaborative effort between the Selangor Forestry Department (Selangor FD) and Global Environment Centre (GEC) funded by HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad. The upcoming event will be tree planting activity and we are planning to revisit previous planting areas to plant more tree seedlings, assess the status and replace seedlings which did not survive. We invite everyone including those who has not join us before to come along to support this event.

RMFR was gazetted in 1990 and prior to its gazettement, the area was part of State land forest and was intensively subjected to logging since 1950’s with very little control and supervision from Forestry Department. As a consequence, the condition of the forest is heavily disturbed and the forest stand is only of medium to low density.
gec rehab
gec logging

The issues

a) Forest fire

  • Correlation between heavily drained and degraded forest areas and fires in Raja Musa FR;
  • Frequent fires during prolong dry spells in months of February – March and June – August every year;
  • Due to burning of agricultural waste outside the FR, illegal clearing for settlement and agriculture activities and other encroachment activities;
  • An area covering 6500 hectares bordering the southern part of the Raja Musa FFR is directly affected by drainage and has been severly degraded by fire;
  • 2000 hectares comprises of grassland due to repeated burning incidence;

Within the FR are large quantirues of dry organic materials found heavily logged and dameged forests; and

Due to this, the centre of the FR is severely affected by fire over the past decades.

b) Encroachment

Land grabbing from the late 1990’s up to mid 2000’s resulted in illegal encroachment of the previously burnt area and provided an excuse for illegal settlers who have encroached into the forest reserve for settlement and agriculture. After a series of ad hoc actions by SFD, the present Selangor State Government acknowledge the severity of damage and negative impact to the state, resulting in 470 individuals forcefully removed/evacuated from the affected sites in December 2008 and these areas have now been subjected to forest rehabilitation activities.

The Raja Musa Forest Rehabilitation Programme is a collaborative programme between the Selangor Forestry Department and Global Environment Centre (GEC). The programme aims to rehabilitate more than 1,000 ha of degraded forest within and adjacent to the Raja Musa Forest Reserve through community participation as well as protecting remaining intact areas.

The programme includes a range of actions including fire prevention, restoration of natural water table, encouragement of natural regeneration as well as replanting severely degraded areas. The programme involves the engagement of local communities and volunteers in carrying out the seedling production, enrichment planting, post planting treatment and monitoring of threats.

Event Details:-
6 July 2013
Venue: FC 99 Parit 6 (P6)
In conjuction with World Population Day (11/7/13)

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