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84-year-old, welfare associations, students and corporates run for conservation

(November 17, 2019) KUCHING – An 84-year-old breaks the record of last year’s 80-year-old, as the oldest virtual runner at the Run for the Wild 2019 jointly organized by Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia), Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus, and in partnership with Sarawak Biodiversity Centre. The 84-year-old former Forest Department Sarawak staff walked as a virtual runner at Kuching’s Jubilee Ground. The Run was a resounding success, with the parti...

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Compromising on wildlife crimes will lead to species extinction

(November 14, 2019) NGOs applaud recent enforcement efforts in tackling wildlife crimes.KUCHING: Enforcement efforts in tackling wildlife crimes in Sarawak must be taken seriously, for otherwise the State will continue to lose its wildlife.The Sarawak Wild Life Protection Ordinance came into force in 1998 after much approval by the legislative assembly and was passed by the State Government into law.  It was and is designed to prevent depletion of wildlife and if properly enforced, allows for wildlife to recov...

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“Ops Bersepadu Khazanah essential in safeguarding our national treasures,” – WCS Malaysia

(October 23, 2019) KUALA LUMPUR – The Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) congratulates the National Parks and Wildlife Department (Perhilitan) and Royal Malaysian Police for the recent success of Ops Bersepadu Khazanah (OBK), a special operation against poachers which is conducted concurrently in several parts of the country. In a press conference, Deputy Commissioner Datuk Mastor Mohd Ariff stated that a Cambodian man was arrested on 16 October 2019 for poaching in Endau-Rompin Na...

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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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48 forestry, tourism and NGO personnel come together to review USMOSAP

(September 27, 2019) KUCHING – Personnel from Forest Department Sarawak, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia), Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment Board (NREB), Sarawak Research and Development Council (SRDC) and Borneo Adventure, were among the participants of the recent conceptual planning workshop held at Hilton Kuching on 25 September 2019. The workshop was jointly organized by Forest Department Sarawak and WCS Malaysia, t...

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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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