ECOMY’s collaboration with MNS at BERJAYA’s Mangrove 4 Life project at Langkawi
In partnership with Berjaya Hotels and Resorts, ECOMY’s Dr Evelyn Lim conducted a educational session with a series of activities for local school students.
This is one of ECOMY’s pillars to connect people to their natural surroundings. It is also ECOMY’s strength in dealing with students with the younger generation with Dr Evelyn’s background on Environmental Education and her series of books and training manuals for students and teachers published.
In a move to create awareness on the importance of mangrove trees to the ecosystem, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts (BHR) kicked off an initiative called the “Mangrove 4 Life” (M4L) campaign.
The programme, held over the weekend of Jan 30 and Feb 2015, is a collaborative effort involving Berjaya Langkawi Resort (BLR), Institute of Foresters Malaysia (IRIM), Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Ecotourism & Conservation Society Malaysia (ECOMY) and the villagers of Kuala Melaka in Kuala Teriang.
Some 424 mangrove saplings planted on the coastal shoreline of Kampung Kuala Melaka by over 100 participants including staff of the BHR team, media members, National Service trainees and schoolchildren from Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Teriang.
The M4L campaign,saw Dr. Evelyn Lim with the assistance of media members, educate a group of 48 students, aged between 10 and 12 years, from SK Kuala Teriang on the importance of mangrove trees and awareness in conserving it through the Mangrove Awareness Workshop.
The students were also given an opportunity to plant an additional 98 mangrove saplings at Berjaya Langkawi Resort’s mangrove site.