Showing posts from October, 2023

Report: Raptor Watching Trip @ Chumphon

SBBG Long Trip: 6D5N Raptor Watching @ Chumphon ex-Hat Yai     Photo: Video screenshot Seventeen MNS Selangor Branch Bird Group members witnessed the breath-taking spectacle of raptors in their annual autumn migration. Their  21-26th October 2023  details here:[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%7D Watch Members' report compiled by Wong Shea Hong here :

Reports: Branch Trip to Tioman

Photo: HY Leong MNS Selangor Branch organised a 4 night 5 day trip (October 27-31, 2023) to Pulau Tioman on the heels of plans for a new airport in Tioman which was scrapped by the Federal Government of Malaysia after it had received objections following feedback from the public as it will damage coral reefs and marine life, one of the star attractions of Tioman.  MNS Selangor Branch facilitators HY Leong, Grace Chin, and Joseph Lee collaborated with local community - Tioman Marine Conservation Group, Ari's Activity Centre and Kelab Gunung Pulau Tioman together with Reef Check Malaysia and Green Fin member Moby-Tek Dive Centre and Nazri's Place for nature activities for its 16 members including learning how to monitor the health of coral reefs, eco-friendly snorkelling, a belated International Coastal Cleanup and documenting the special biodiversity of Tioman - from sea to mountain.  Congratulations to the members who enrolled in two courses and passed! Certified Reef

CAKE06: Field trip to Kuala Selangor Nature Park - Discover Mangroves

Exclusively for MNS family members (Kids 7-18 years old & their parents)  Limited to 32 places. Fee: Free Deposit: RM20 per person (refundable) Registration closes: Friday, 10 November 2023.  Info & to register here: Enquiry: Main sponsor: Selangor State Government's Small Environmental Grant Co-sponsor: MNS Selangor Branch and Kuala Selangor Nature Park In collaboration: MNS Marine Group - Selangor Branch and MNS Nature Guides Group: Selangor Branch   Not a MNS family member? Start your journey to become one today! 👇🏼

Branch Talk: Saving the World's Smallest Bear of Sabah by Dr. Wong Siew Te

Speaker: Dr. Wong Siew Te (BSBCC) Date: 4th November 2023 (Saturday) Time: 9.30-11.00 am Venue: Rimba Ilmu, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur. GPS: Open to MNS Members and Public. Free. Limited to 70 pax. Dr. Wong Siew Te is a renowned conservationist known for his work with sun bears in Sabah, Malaysia. Sun bears, also known as Helarctos malayanus , are the smallest bear species and are found in Southeast Asia, including the forests of Sabah on the island of Borneo. He is also the founder and CEO of the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre (BSBCC), which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation of sun bears in Sabah. The center aims to provide a safe and natural environment for sun bears that have been rescued from illegal wildlife trade or other forms of exploitation. BSBCC conducts research and public education to raise awareness about sun bears and their conservation. Dr. Wong's work has been i