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Hilton Kuching renews commitment to raising awareness for wildlife conservation

(November 30, 2017) KUCHING – Hotel giant Hilton Kuching has once again committed to raising awareness for wildlife conservation by partnering with Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) for the third annual Run for the Wild happening on 17 December 2017.   “Hilton Kuching has long been associated with a positive culture of developing positive, ongoing and lasting relationships within the community and is delighted to work together with WCS Malaysia, supporting conservat...

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Running for a better future for our wild

(November 19, 2017) KUCHING – In approximately 4 weeks, the third edition of the Run for the Wild will take place in Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus. As one of Kuching’s biggest conservation awareness runs, the event will bring together 280 runners who will participate in the 1.5km fun walk, 5km or 10km categories in support of orang-utans, sharks and rays. This year’s edition of the Run features a few changes to add to the already entertaining event such as the appointment...

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Hawaii’s ‘Living Treasure’ to give talk in Kuching on 9 November

(October 25, 2017) KUCHING – ‘Living Treasure of Hawai’i’, Dr. Sam ‘Ohu Gon will be sharing his passion on ecology and conservation on 9 November 2017 in Kuching. At age 57, Dr Sam ‘Ohu Gon, a Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor at the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, is the youngest individual to be named Living Treasures of Hawaii™. With more than thirty years of experience in Hawaiian ecology, including biological inventories and research, field ecology, entomology,...

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30 arrested during anti-wildlife trafficking operations around Endau-Rompin Johor National Park

(October 18, 2017) JOHOR - Thirty individuals were arrested during the recent Endau-Rompin Johor National Park Khazanah Operations (Ops Khazanah) anti-poaching, integrated operations involving the Royal Malaysia Police (RMP), Department of Wildlife and National Parks (Perhilitan) Johor, Johor State Forestry Department (JPNJ), Johor Immigration Department, Johor Department of Veterinary Services, Johor National Parks Corporation, and Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia).The arrests com...

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162 kilos of waste turned into art by Sarawak Eco-Warriors and students of SMK Sematan

(October 05, 2017) KUCHING – The Green Stars Environmental Workshop was successfully organized by Sarawak Eco-Warriors for 30 students from SMK Sematan. Together with a team of students from Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus (SUTS) and University Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), the first Green Stars Environmental Workshop was birthed in partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program and AVL Art. The workshop was held on the 23rd and 24th September 2017 with a group...

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Global run to save orang-utans and sharks

(September 30, 2017) KUCHING – Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program, together with co-organisers Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus and Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, is inviting members of the public and organisations to take part in the third annual Run for the Wild. The conservation event will take place on December 17 this year. Similar to previous installments, Run for the Wild 2017 shines the spotlight on the plight of orang-utans and sharks, and aims to raise awareness...

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19 educators come together for 4-day English and environment-themed workshop at Swinburne University

(August 30, 2017) KUCHING – Swinburne University of Technology and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program recently brought together 19 individuals from different backgrounds and teaching experiences in the “Training for Teachers in English and ‘The Next 100’” 4-day workshop. In 2015, WCS Malaysia, with the support from the US Embassy, produced ‘The Next 100: Bridging for a new beginning’ (The Next 100), a 228-page manual containing 24 English and Conser...

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Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Malacca wins WCS Malaysia design challenge at Innovate Malaysia finals

(July 28, 2017) CYBERJAYA – Four final year electrical engineering students from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Malacca (UTeM) won the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) design challenge. Innovate Malaysia Design Competition is an engineering design competition open to all final year undergraduate engineering, computer science and science or mathematics students in Malaysia. The competition, held to promote innovative culture in engineering design work and tackle real-world p...

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Hilton Kuching partners with WCS Malaysia to raise awareness on sharks and rays for World Oceans Day 2017

(June 10, 2017) KUCHING, 9 June 2017 – Hilton Kuching is working with Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia Program to achieve their multi-year sustainable seafood goals, which were announced on 8 June 2016. The partnership saw a series of events and exhibitions in the weeks leading up to World Oceans Day 2017 at Hilton Kuching. “Preserving the environment is a core pillar of Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility strategy,” remarked Hamish Watts, General Manager of Hilton Ku...

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More than 200 participate in conservation cycling event

(May 24, 2017) KUCHING – More than 200 participated in the third annual Ride for the Wild (R4TW) 2017, including virtual cyclists from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia joining the conservation cause for orang-utans, sharks and rays. Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak campus’ Multi-purpose Hall was bustling with people on Saturday morning when Ride for the Wild (R4TW) 2017 kicked off. The annual cycling event was organized by Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Malaysia...

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