WWF Malaysia Announcements

on 20 Apr, 12:22
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Enough is Enough! #NoMoreDeadTigers Petition

Enough is Enough! #NoMoreDeadTigers Petition
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Take action now to #SaveMalayanTigers and declare that you want #NoMoreDeadTigers!

How you can help:

  1. Sign MYCAT’s petition at bit.do/mycatpetition.
  2. Share the petition with everyone you know.
  3. Why is MYCAT making these calls? Learn more at bit.do/harimau.

TARGET: 100,000 signatures by #GlobalTigerDay on 29 July 2016.

Let’s save tigers together!

on 8 Dec, 13:49
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Wildlife Studies – Funding opportunities from Education for Nature

Greetings,

Alex Batka from WWF-US will be in Malaysia from 15-18 Dec to promote WWF’s Education for Nature (EFN) programme (see flyer attached).

Malaysia is one of the eligible countries, and we are looking for Master’s or PhD students who are studying and/or conducting research in a range of wildlife-related areas. They can study anywhere in the world, but must return home after completing their degree to advance conservation in their home country. They may request up to US$30,000/year.

For more information please contact Natasha Manan at nmanan@wwf.org.my.

Useful links:
 
http://www.worldwildlife.org/initiatives/russell-e-train-education-for-nature

https://www.facebook.com/educationfornature/?fref=photo

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on 7 Sep, 23:06
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WWF-Malaysia Vacancy: Daily-Paid Assistant

WWF-Malaysia Vacancy: Daily-Paid Assistant
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We’re looking for an enthusiastic and environmentally passionate individual to be part of our team at WWF-Malaysia as a daily-paid assistant.

Project Department: Community Engagement & Education in Terrestrial Conservation, Northern Banjaran Titiwangsa Landscape, Peninsular Malaysia

DPA responsibilities:

To help project executants with:

– developing and implementing education and awareness modules for the Orang Asli community as well as urban and rural communities.

– data entry and analysis of survey results

– organizing meetings with the OA committee representatives, Govt. officials and project partners about the preparation of events and  to finalise the details of events

– preparing materials, prizes, F&B, tents and etc. for events

– planning logistics and assist the team during events

– providing input for more efficient communication strategy to better engage with specific communities

To qualify:

1) Experience working on community projects and events

2) Knowledge and interest on wildlife and environmental conservation in Malaysia

3) Possess own transport and driving license (car/motorbike)

4) Flexible schedule and willing to travel

5) Proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia (written and verbal)

Period of attachment and payment:

20 days per month (negotiable) starting from 1 October until Dec 2015 (with the possibility for extension) at the rate of RM80 per day. In addition, they will also be entitled to EPF and SOSCO as well as certain subsistence (accommodation and travelling expenses) whilst on project with the exception of medical claim or insurance.

Operating hours: Mondays to Fridays, 8.30am to 5.00pm or as specified by Supervisor/Project Executant

Place of attachment: Gerik and Klang Valley
Please email your interest with a copy of your CV to Ashlyne Nair, anair@wwf.panda.org by 21 Sept 2015.

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on 27 Jul, 11:08

Environmental valuation survey!

Environmental valuation survey!
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Hello everyone,

A MSc student from Imperial College, London is doing his thesis on the Ulu Muda rainforest in Kedah.  Whether you have heard of Ulu Muda before or not, he would very much like for you, and as many Malaysians as possible to fill out this survey!

It only takes 5 minutes and would contribute a lot to his research  There is also an option at the end to fill in your e-mail address so you can learn more about the results of his survey.

Take the survey here

It would also be great if you could forward the survey to your Malaysian friends and family!

 

on 21 Apr, 17:09
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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Our Community Engagement Team will be conducting a survey among 400 Orang Asli respondents to measure their perception and awareness towards wildlife conservation, and need volunteers to assist them.

Check out the poster to find out more! You don’t need to commit to the entire survey duration, but a minimum of one week per volunteer would be ideal =) 

Interested applicants please apply with Ashlyne Nair at anair@wwf.org.my by 11 May 2015.

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on 6 Mar, 11:54

What you can do as a Malaysian to save the Selangor Forest Reserve

What you can do as a Malaysian to save the Selangor Forest Reserve
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The proposed degazettement involves 106.55 hectares of land from four forest reserves in Selangor, namely the Ampang, Bukit Seputeh, Ulu Gombak and Ulu Langat Forest Reserves. Two of the forest reserves, Ampang and Ulu Gombak, form part of the Selangor State Park and are important water catchments for the Klang Valley.

The Ampang and Ulu Gombak forest reserves serve as water catchment forests for major areas in the Klang Valley. The Ampang Intake plant supplies 19 million litres of potable water per day to 9,225 accounts in the Ampang area. The Ulu Gombak forest reserve is a catchment for the Klang Gates Dam. This dam reportedly supplies water to 80,000 households and business premises in the Klang Valley.

It is ironic that the proposal to degazette crucial water catchment forests comes at a time when water shortages are being reported in different parts of the Klang Valley and water levels in the Klang Valley dams are reported as dangerously low.

The SSP, the largest stretch of contiguous forest tract remaining in Selangor and the third largest park in Peninsular Malaysia, is an Environmentally Sensitive Area Rank 1. It forms part of Peninsular Malaysia’s Central Forest Spine and functions as the most important watershed for Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya. The gazettement as a State Park was to provide a higher level of protection status to the forests that are not only rich in biodiversity but provide crucial ecosystems services such as  water to a vast population of residents and businesses in the greater area.

So, as a concerned Malaysian, what can you do?

1) Write to the Selangor State Forestry Department
Voice your concerns and objections regarding the proposed degazettement to the Selangor State Forestry Department. Provide reasons for your objection. Submit written objections either in Bahasa Malaysia or English by 14 March 2014 to:

Pengarah
Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Selangor
Tingkat 3, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
40660 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan

** A sample of the objection letter can be downloaded below

You can cc the letter to the Selangor Menteri Besar and the State EXCO for Environment (Please find their contact details in item no. 2)
Important: As this is a formal objection letter, please ensure that your full name and address are included in the letter. Anonymous letters will not be entertained nor counted as an objection.

b) Can the objection message be sent through email?
The notice does not provide an email address but based on the Forestry Department’s website, the Director does have an email address: yusoff@forestry.gov.my

If you want to email the Director (Tuan Haji Yusoff bin Muda), please do also make sure you send a hard copy of your objection to the Selangor Forestry Director’s office. The phone and fax numbers for the department are as follows:
Tel: 03-5544 7507 (ext 7490)
Fax: 03-5511 9961

Note: Four NGOs, Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Save our Sungai Selangor (SOS Selangor), Treat Every Environment Special (TrEES), and WWF-Malaysia, have formed a coalition to protect the Selangor State Park. We would appreciate it if you could send a copy of your letter/ email to the coalition at savetwns@gmail.com, so that we are aware of the number of objection letters that is being sent out.

c) Can I still object if I am not living in the affected districts?
If you are not a resident in the Ulu Langat or Gombak districts but as a member of the public you are concerned that forest reserves are being degazetted, especially water catchment forests and forests in a state park you can still object because you have the right as a concerned Malaysian citizen to do so.

2. What else can you do to save Selangor State Park?
Apart from writing to the Forestry Director, voice your objection on the KLORR/EKVE cutting through the Selangor State Park to the Selangor Menteri Besar and relevant State EXCO members. This is very important as State governments are the ultimate decision-makers on issues pertaining to forests as forests and land matters come directly under the jurisdiction of the state government. They have the power to reject the proposal for the KLORR/EKVE to cut through the forests and the Selangor State Park. Their contact details are as follows:

Menteri Besar
Y.A.B Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Abd Khalid bin Ibrahim
Dato’ Menteri Besar Selangor
Pejabat Menteri Besar Selangor
Tingkat 21, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah
40503 Shah Alam
Tel: 03-5544 7013 / 03-5544 7022
Fax: 03-5519 0032
Email: khalid@selangor.gov.my

EXCO Environment
Y.B. Puan Wong Keat Ping @ Elizabeth Wong
Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Tetap Pelancongan, Hal Ehwal Pengguna dan Alam Sekitar
Pejabat Ahli Majlis Mesyuarat Kerajaan Negeri Selangor,
Tingkat 2, Bangunan Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah,
40503 Shah Alam
Tel: 03-5544 7760
Email: elizabethwong@selangor.gov.my

** You can download the sample objection letters below.

Please ensure that your name and contact details (e.g address / email address) are included in the letter. There is a slimmer chance of anonymous letters being taken seriously.
Note: We would appreciate it if you could send a copy of your letter/ email to the Coalition for the Protection of the Selangor State Park at savetwns@gmail.com so that we are aware of the number of letters/emails that is being sent.

3. Is there anyone else I can write to voice my concerns?
– Yes, you can write to your respective ADUNs if you are a resident of Ampang, Ulu Klang, Melawati, Bukit Antarabangsa, Rawang, Kajang, Cheras and Sungai Long areas. If you have an active Residents’ Association in these areas, bring it to their attention and try to arrange a meeting with your ADUN and the state government to voice your concern. You could also bring it to the media’s attention.

– As the KLORR/EKVE is a Federal government project, you can also write to the Prime Minister or post your concerns regarding this project on his Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/najibrazak). The more letters/emails the State and Federal government representatives get from concerned public, the better will be the impact.

4. Is there anything else I can do?
–  You can help create awareness on this matter. Tell your friends and family members and ask them to voice their concern.
– Write to the media. It is simple to also email your concerns which you have voiced to the government to the media.
– Voice your concerns on social media.
– Post this information on your Facebook.
– Tweet about it, if you have a Twitter account.
– Post your concerns on elected representatives’ Facebook account. The Prime Minister, Selangor Menteri Besar and some Selangor State EXCO members have active Facebook accounts. Post your concerns there.

Some FB account links are as follows:
Y.A.B. Prime Minister
Y.A.B. Selangor Menteri Besar
Y.B. Selangor State EXCO for Environment

To know more about the park, visit:
http://selangorstatepark.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TrEES.Malaysia

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