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Project ObjectivesThe project will coincide with a just launched educational and advocacy program for youth to understand and appreciate mangroves, rivers and the lives and livelihood that depends on it. The aim of the project isTo create awareness and advocacy among the youth on the environmental and climate change issues, and how mangroves are essential for sustainability of riversTo provide opportunity to volunteers, especially youth, to contribute to mangrove planting activityTo develop a short video documentary of mangroves and its importance in water quality, sustenance of life, etc. Video will also include short interviews with participants on their experience and hope.The project is aimed to be ongoing, to continually develop awareness and volunteerism among youth and students, in understanding, caring and nurturing the environment, especially mangrove systems and its importance.Among the type trees that will be planted are1. Rhizophora mucronata (Bakau Kurap)2. Rhizophora apiculata (Bakau Minyak)Program DetailsThe program will be held in a few sessions with approximately 15 participants per session. Participants will be youth (undergrad and postgrad students from universities and colleges) from various fields of study. The program will start with a video tour of the Nature Park, explaining its variety in biodiversity and the importance of water bodies, such as rivers, in sustaining life. This will be followed with a physical interpretive tour in the Nature Park, explaining the various biodiversity in mangroves, mudflats and river systems. Participants will have the opportunity to witness and understand the importance of water quality upstream and its impact downstream, on the mangrove ecosystem, marine life and to humans. The program will then be continued with planting mangrove trees. At the same time, some participants will be interviewed on their experience, the knowledge and awareness gained, as well as their hope for a better sustainable future. Individual videos will be asked to share with program organizers and sponsors. Whereas the final video will carry acknowledgement to sponsors, and will be shared on social media. Additionally, the participants will be encouraged to share the videos and experience via their social media and learning institutions to spread awareness and increase active participation in protecting rivers, mangroves and the ecosystem in general.For more information, contact Maichal at firstname.lastname@example.org or Harris at email@example.comTrees will be planted in full compliance with the applicable SOP at the time of planting. GPS Location of Kuala Selangor Nature Park 3.3397301220659705, 101.24510540740968Website: https://www.mns.my/ksnp-centre/Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Kuala-Selangor-Nature-Park-106115922754691Project Time Frame(Program is set spread over 6 months due to uncertainty of pandemic and the Movement Control Order)July 2021 - Content and Module developmentOctober 2021 - 1st group of participantsNovember 2021 - 2nd group of participantsDecember 2021 - Video content development and publishing of videoIntended outcomeTo engage at least 30 youths in the program in creating awareness. To create catalytic impact via sharing of their experiences via social media as well as to their peers and learning institutionTo develop a video documentary on the whole program highlighting the importance of the river, mangrove and ecosystem.Measure of Success and Impacts100 mangroves planted30 youths engaged with increased awareness and knowledge. The awareness is further spread among peers and learning institutions, to further inspire more participation and engagementA short video documentary developed and published to motivate and inspire youth to actively participate in conservation of rivers, mangroves, forests, etc.
We are a group of 10 students from Sunway University taking Community Project (MU4 2713). As animal lovers, we hope to raise public awareness on the endangered animals in Malaysia and also lend a helping hand on preserving those beautiful species. Thus, we launched our campaign titled “Guardians of Wild’’ to fundraise for Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in support of their wildlife conservation activities.Background of Our ProjectIt started with our concern for endangered animals in Malaysia which are less focused by the public. The plight of the Sumatran Rhinoceros, which currently extinct in Malaysia, was due to lack of support and funding. This has led us to a determination to help other endangered animals in our country. Unlike the giant pandas from China, orangutans and the leatherback turtles, the animals that we target are largely unnoticed by the public.Our targeted animals are the Malayan Tapir, Malayan Sunbear, Malayan Tiger, Helmeted and Rhinoceros Hornbill. Below are some facts on them:Rhinoceros HornbillIn 2018, it is uplisted to “Vulnerable”. As Rhinoceros Hornbills will not use secondary forests, which are forests disturbed and interrupted by humans, their distribution is restricted and their habitats are shrinking.Malayan SunbearIt is the smallest bear with just standing nearly 70cm at shoulder. According to IUCN, it is classified as “Vulnerable” and is extinct in most areas of Southeast Asia. They are mainly illegally hunted for their paws, gall bladder and cubs to be sold as pets. Malayan TapirIt is listed as “Endangered” under the IUCN Red List. The current number of mature individuals of the Malayan Tapir in the Southeast Asia region is estimated to be 2,499, with fewer than 1,500 in Peninsular Malaysia.Malayan TigerIt has been classified as “Critically Endangered” as the number of mature individuals currently left in the wild is approximately 80 -120. It is a drastic decrease as they were as much as 3000 in the 1950’s. They are threatened mainly by illegal poaching and trade as well as a loss of habitat through deforestation.Helmeted HornbillUnder the IUCN Red List, it is classified as “Critically Endangered”. Their hard casques are a popular material for jewellery and ornaments, which are traded illegally and have led them to their demise.We ask for your support and we deeply appreciate every donation given. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” - AesopThank you!“Guardians of Wild” Campaign Social Media PagesFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/GuardiansofWildInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/guardiansofwild/