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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

(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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Six suspects arrested for illegal activities in protected area

(April 08, 2018) LUBOK ANTU - The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), Royal Malaysian Police and the Armed Forces announced today that a joint enforcement operation conducted in Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary in Malaysia resulted in the arrest of six suspects on March 22nd.The suspects, who are foreign nationals, were apprehended while camping in the protected area and in possession of tools believed to be used for extraction of high-value internationally protected ag...

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Three from Sarawak schools are overall winners of WCS Malaysia and Swinburne Sarawak English microfiction challenge

(January 09, 2018) KUCHING – Alyssa Yap Xin Yi, Adriana Aida binti Che Ismail and Jasmine Regina Fong were named winners of their respective categories for the Wildlife Conservation Swinburne Sarawak English Microfiction Challenge.   The writing competition which aimed to inspire young Malaysians to think critically about conservation issues and to write creatively in English was jointly organized by Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia) and Swinburne University of Technolog...

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More than 700 “Run for the Wild”

(December 19, 2017) KUCHING – More than 300 runners dedicated to the conservation of orang-utans, sharks and rays, in conjunction with 451 individuals participating in 35 countries around the world, were flagged off this morning at Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak Campus.   The event, jointly organised by the University and the Wildlife Conservation Society Malaysia Program (WCS Malaysia), in partnership with Sarawak Biodiversity Centre, is the third annual Run for the Wild and the number...

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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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