Monday, September 29, 2014

UI Green Metric World University Ranking: Maintaining green is very difficult. Need ideas, planning, action, collaboration and support.

The UI GreenMetric World University Ranking is an initiative of Universitas Indonesia which is being launched in 2010. As part of its strategy of raising its international standing, the University hosted an International Conference on World University Rankings on 16 April 2009. Since the last 4 years, UI GreenMetric has become one of the flagship programs of Universitas Indonesia that ranked universities throughout the world according to appointed indicators of campus environmental issues such as setting and infrastructure, energy, waste management, water, and transportation, and education. This ranking is one of the university’s efforts in promoting sustainability in campuses and also in involving stakeholders in any kind of effort to create a sustainable environment. This program was launched in 2010 and has been conducted four times, ranked 301universities from 61 countries around the world. In this ocassion, we would like to invite you to join the 2014 ranking.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Malaysia is good in making law but not well enforced. Each department have rules and regulation on environment but no integration. Malaysia say conserve biodiversity but do not respect Taman Negara. All dream!!

Come we support RM10.00 per kilometer. We have 2000 kilometer of coastal areas in Peninsular Malaysia.


Paddle for nature is another MNS effort for coastal conservation: Public support is needed

The objectives
1)      To collate baseline data on current land use along the coast of Peninsular Malaysia;
2)      To gain public attention and raise awareness on our marine and coastal resources;
3)      To promote conservation initiative by coastal communities;
4)      To publicise MNS’s conservation efforts;
5)      To raise funds for MNS’s conservation programmes.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

one way to avoid road kill and helping save migration or roaming wildlife. Malaysia just learning to practice this after elephants, tapirs, civets are killed. How about frogs? Some country have frogs crossing zone too.
Path for wildlife: To lessen the impact of roads on forests and wildlife movements, viaducts are being built as they provide a corridor beneath which links up spliced forest. This viaduct is at the Aring-Tasik Kenyir road in Terengganu. - TAN CHENG LI/The Star

As many time I mentioned public, NGO and corporate sectors participation is important in order to materialise the conservation activities. Many fun and attractive ways can be done. In this case MNS, CNI and Tourism Malaysia organise Batik Sarong Charity Fun Run. The trees will be donated to the universities. Students will plant the trees and taking care while they are in the university.

Why we let others destroy our environment and challenge our sovereignty, right and authority. We are not against the development but we do not want excessive development until destroy our nature, culture and harmony. all public, government officers, businessman, authorities and rulers must be educated.

Involvement of NGO, Government Agencies and Corporate Sectors is important in effective environmental education. This is what Malaysian Nature Society (MNS), Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) and SHELL showcase in Environmental education. More than 1000 students are educating every year on nature and conservation since 2008.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Example of continuous effort for science development: never stop. Need to be consistence and meeting targets

University rankings: a need for critical reflection - consider local need, political and society requirement and stability of the country. We do not want our local experts run away because cannot meet the ranking requirement and finally we do not serve our society and country. We are the world but we are not leading the world!!!

NUS and Nanyang Technological University’s rise in the rankings represents a potential reconfiguration of soft power in global terms. Singapore’s intellectuals within the universities have often looked elsewhere for inspiration: to the United Kingdom, China or the United States. In the future, Asia’s economic rise may result in a welcome redistribution of intellectual capital, with Asia resuming its position as a world centre of learning and Singapore serving as a key regional hub. - See more at:

not that easy to manage 75 years old nature based society in Malaysia. Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) will celebrate 75 years this year. Very serious discussion on the nature conservation issues and other environmental issues.. Luckily I am still yje vice president of the society and given tasks to look after environmental education division. hopefully many will support especially school children and university students.

Recycle to cycle: promoting cycle on UPM campus. not an easy one. It is a continuous effort. a consistence and persistence jobs. Not an easy task to change people habit.

Old thinking on tiger conservation still relevant: 1. Establishing dedicated Tiger Patrol Units on the ground to protect and monitor individual tigers that have been identified through surveys at the three priority areas (Belum-Temengor, Taman Negara, and Endau-Rompin). 2. Undertaking a comprehensive National Tiger Survey that will also increase the number of boots on the ground, and therefore increase tiger protection, throughout the Central Forest Spine (the remaining major forested landscapes in Peninsular Malaysia). 3. Strengthening the existing mechanism to review, better coordinate and monitor the implementation of the National Tiger Conservation Action Plan (NTCAP) and Central Forest Spine (CFS) Master Plan.

Red alert: A photo of a Malayan tiger caught on a camera trap provided by Mycat's Jake Leong.

The Critical Status of the Malayan Tiger: scientists said research, politician said which one priority home for tiger or house for people, businessman said money first, ..... all have their own reasons BUT which one is the best for human kind, harmony and sustainability.

From studies conducted between 2010-2013 using camera traps under a standardised protocol at seven sites across three major tiger landscapes in Peninsular Malaysia, experts suggest that there may be 250-340 wild Malayan tigers left. The survey trend suggests that the current estimate may be less than the previous estimate of 500 tigers.