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WCS and Swinburne reach out to 23 English educators to tackle the pedagogies of teaching and learning in English and conservation

(October 20, 2019) KUCHING – Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program have successfully concluded the “Training for Teachers in English and The Next 100” workshops for 2019. A total of 23 teachers have benefitted from the workshops organized in July and October this year. The workshops covered various pedagogies of teaching and learning English conducted by the university’s lecturers. These topics and more can be studie...

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WCS Malaysia lauds Sarawak Forestry for swift action against suspected wildlife trader

(October 09, 2019) KUCHING – The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) lauds Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC) for its swift action in arresting a man for illegal possession of wildlife parts in Kapit over the weekend. According to news reports, SFC enforcement officers raided premises on October 5 and seized 148 pieces of hornbill ivory and 152 hornbill feathers, 192 argus pheasant feathers, 16 pangolin scales, 183 pieces of bear bile, 96 porcupine quills, six deer and three ba...

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English educators invited to take on The Next 100 and pedagogies of teaching and learning

(September 16, 2019) KUCHING – Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program will be organizing the “Training for Teachers in English and The Next 100” workshop on 14-17 October 2019. English teachers are encouraged to sign up for the interactive workshop. In the past, teachers from all over Malaysia, including Teach for Malaysia fellows and Fulbright English Teaching Assistants have participated in the 4-day workshop. The last...

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Run for the Wild registration to close on 17 September

(September 15, 2019) KUCHING – The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program’s (WCS Malaysia) Run for the Wild is set to take place on November 17th, 2019. Runners are urged to register online at www.runforthewildmalaysia.com, before September 17th.   Runners can register online for the 5 and 10 km category for RM 70 as well as a cotton event t-shirt and medal. The registration fee for the 1.5 km fun walk is set at RM 35 per person, and participants will get an event t-shirt as well as an ...

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WCS conferred Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for CSR in English Language Education

(August 19, 2019) KUCHING – The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) received the Raja Zarith Sofiah Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in English Language Education at the recent Malaysian English Language Teaching Association (MELTA) Conference last week. WCS Malaysia was recognised for its long-term and sustained efforts supporting English language development in Malaysia, especially with the production of ‘The Next 100: Bridging for a new beginning&r...

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Register for fifth annual Run for the Wild by 15 August for early bird rates

(July 04, 2019) KUCHING - The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program’s (WCS Malaysia) Run for the Wild is set to take place on November 17th, 2019. Runners are encouraged to take advantage of the early bird rates up to 15 August by registering online at www.runforthewildmalaysia.com, after which normal rates apply. Registration closes on September 17.   Runners can register online for the 5 and 10 km category for RM 60 during the early bird period, inclusive of a cotton event t-shirt and meda...

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Aspiring writers, English and the environment

Aspiring writers, English and the environment
(November 30, 2018)  KUCHING – Evelyn anak Ringkai, Alyssa Yap Xin Yi and Govind Anil Nair won top awards in the recently concluded Wildlife Conservation Swinburne Sarawak English Microfiction Challenge organized by Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus. The writing competition aims at inspiring young Malaysian writers to think critically about challenges in conservation while addressing these issues via creative writing ...

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Over 2,200 “run for the wild”

Over 2,200 “run for the wild”
(November 26, 2018) KUCHING – Over 2,200 runners and volunteers from 24 countries worldwide have run for the wild. More than 500 gathered at Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus on 24th November for the official launch of the 5th annual Run for the Wild organized to support the conservation of orang-utans, sharks and rays. The Run for the Wild is an annual run organised by the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) in partnership with Swinburne Sarawak and Sarawak Bio...

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Fourth annual Run for the Wild now open for registration

Fourth annual Run for the Wild now open for registration
(September 04, 2018) KUCHING – The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program’s (WCS Malaysia) Run for the Wild is set to take place on November 24th, 2018. The event, jointly organized by WCS Malaysia and Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus in partnership with Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC), will flag off from Swinburne Sarawak at 6 am.   The run will feature three routes to cater for all ages – a 10 km run which will go past WCS Malaysia’s long-term conservat...

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“We Give a Sip” – WCS Malaysia, 21 local businesses and international hotel chain pledge to remove single-use plastic straws from premises

“We Give a Sip” – WCS Malaysia, 21 local businesses and international hotel chain pledge to remove single-use plastic straws from premises
(August 03, 2018) KUCHING – The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) is working with various companies on ‘Give a Sip’ campaign together with 21 eateries in Kuching including Hilton Kuching.  As part of the campaign, the various eateries and corporations will help educate their customers on conservation of the marine environment and test the sipping or use of paper straws as alternatives.  The various companies will also meet and be updated on the pro...

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