Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Another contribution to nature: Towards making the KERTEH Ecocare Centre an International standard of nature education centre focusing on mangrove. It is a great challenge to the committee, not just preparing modules and tracking and training students BUT facing the leaders, funders and those pretend they are clever in all aspects because they are in good position, demanding the outcomes worth for money spent. As usual academician is the workers and only thinking high quality products NOT to entertaining those pretenders. This big project collaboration between Malaysian Nature Society and PETRONAS must become truly international standard of mangrove education centre.
Posted by ahmad at 1:59 PM
this is very successful activity for recycle campaign involving Coca-cola Malaysia. Students brought PET bottles and cans to be exchanged with Coca-cola T-Shirt. Two lorries of plastics and cans were collected and sold to the recycle centre. This project later continue as Recycle to Cycle and Recycle at the Universities.
Posted by ahmad at 1:40 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
We always have problems with oil in our aquatic environment. Oil from our kitchen, workshops and others. To help reducing oil contamination and blockage in piping systems may be we need to have oil separation in all houses. OR oil separation station in all housing estates.
May be we can develop biodegradable systems to digest oil???
Posted by ahmad at 2:20 PM
We have to look at all possible channels in the process of getting attention of higher levels or the Authority in order to get what we want. Lecturers and Professors must be given a special attention if we want to bring Malaysia to the higher levels. We need true leaders to lead. We will bring the issues of MAAC (Malaysian Academic Associiation Congress) to parliament soon. Lets the MPs discuss.
Posted by ahmad at 2:12 PM
Monday, March 20, 2017
From level 29 at UniKl Kuala Lumpur we can see KL Tower and Bukit Nenas Reserve Forest. Used to be very interesting forest when I was the student. Now very little patch to support Kuala Lumpur heat, carbon monoxide and other green house gaseous. We need to start thinking and take actions now before too late. Plant trees.
Posted by ahmad at 10:28 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2017
We need to bring more people talking on our right to protect our environment and nature. In fact we need to bring back all our specimen that depositing in other museum or herbarium. One way of quick compilation of our specimen is through digital form. We need money, people and space. Who can help??
Posted by ahmad at 7:51 AM
Thursday, March 16, 2017
continous seminar, research and collaboration between Japanese and regional scientists for better coastal ecosystems. Malaysia should be active in this area also for better ecology of coastal areas especially we are facing coastal erosion, demand for coastal recreation, and local fisheries
Posted by ahmad at 9:58 AM
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony between Bioversity International and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This MoU celebrates the research partners’ 15-year relationship and shared commitment to protect Malaysia’s rich agricultural biodiversity. How far we open to all university's members or just limited to certain individual. We cannot limit knowledge to be expanded widely in order to make it happen. Tis kind of project should be an important research area.
Countries around the world are increasing their investment in agricultural and tree biodiversity to improve diets, adapt to climate change, control pests and diseases and help reverse forest and land degradation. Bioversity International is a world leader in these research topics. Bioversity International’s current mandate for conservation through use offers prospects for strengthening Malaysia’s thriving economy while safeguarding its rich natural resources. Areas of strong mutual interest between Bioversity International and Malaysia include capitalizing on local fruit tree diversity, control of banana diseases to improve livelihoods, use of tree genetic diversity to enhance the success of forest and land restoration, and cryopreservation of key diversity for future use. Bioversity International’s research in use and safeguarding of agricultural and tree biodiversity brings synergistic value to Malaysia’s excellent research centres and provides opportunities for Malaysian scientists to publish and obtain experience and advanced training in an international environment.
Bioversity International and this prestigious Malaysian university have a long and successful history. In 2001, UPM became the first public education institution in Malaysia to partner with Bioversity International to carry out joint research projects. In the first few years that Bioversity International opened its doors in the South-east Asian country, it collaborated with UPM to publish a field genebank management guide that is still the go-to document for field genebank managers worldwide. Since last year, the two organizations have been collaborating to develop approaches and practices for restoring the productivity and resilience of degraded forests.
Posted by ahmad at 1:19 PM
Monday, March 13, 2017
Another conflict of rules®ulations and humanitarian. Government must look at more important things at all time. We cannot look at one aspect alone. In the case below there is a conflicts between forestry department, Orang Asli welfare, forest protection and conservation, state government policy on orang asli and NGOs. Why we still let orang asli living wild in the forest after 60 years independent? why we let illegal activities on forest products continues and involving Orang asli? Why we continue conflicts between policy, R&R, and practices. We can talk loud BUT illegal forest clearing continues, wildlife porching continues, conservation of our biodiversity are questioned? When we are going to change?
Posted by ahmad at 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Sementara itu Presiden Persatuan Ekologi Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Ismail berkata, situasi di Kuala Langat perlu ditangani segera bagi mengelak peristiwa buruk berulang. “Kawalan mesti ada dan sensitiviti penduduk sekitar juga perlu diambil kira,” katanya. Dalam pada itu, usaha Utusan Online untuk mendapatkan maklum balas daripada Jabatan Alam Sekitar menemui jalan buntu. - UTUSAN ONLINE why we cannot solve this problem? 1. we do not want to solve the problem 2. we do not know how to solve the problem 3. some people who have the authority are lazy to read, to understand the law, hear say about how to solve the issues, 4. political issues, 5. We are scared of shadows. Malaysia is very good country and care about the environment and people safety. We have good laws, rules and regulations (R&R). The authorities must sit together and look at all R&R that we have inter agencies and together taking care of the environment BUT why the issues remained?
Posted by ahmad at 11:23 PM
This year Raptor watch is very successful. Many students from many schools in Malacca and Negeri Sembilan joining the celebration. With the support from media, tourism department, education department, universities, PERHIITAN and Forestry Department and others the Raptor Watch Programme become more attractive. Many international tourists too watching raptors crossing the Straits of Malacca on their way migrating north for breeding. We cannot miss this annual event once a year.
With teachers in PD and lectures from PDPOLI
Group of schools from Malacca
Posted by ahmad at 5:57 PM
Another nature based society in Malaysia. Ecological Association of Malaysia (Persatuan Ekologi Malaysia, PEM) was established long time a go and it was reactivated recently by the one of the co-founder of PEM. At the moment PEM focusing on developing young ecologist in Malaysia.
Persatuan Ekologi Malaysia (Ecological Association of Malaysia) is a non-governmental organization registered with The Registry of Societies Malaysia (Registration No.: PPM-009-10-13012014). It is an alternative platform for professionals major in ecology and its related fields. Members are to discuss and act on national and international ecological issues and hot topics.
Posted by ahmad at 5:16 PM
MAAC (Malaysian Academinc Association) and MPN (Majlis Professor Negara always discuss on the issues related to the welfare of the academician such as salary scheme, promotion, recognition and others. Malaysian must change their on the academic profession and culture. Malaysia is still young but need to develop fast. Academic roles are important for the country.
Posted by ahmad at 1:05 AM