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Annual arrival of hundreds of Raptors: join Raptor Watch Weekend on 
Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th of March 2009 

Who they are and what they do

rww-raptorsEvery year the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) celebrates this annual arrival of hundreds, sometimes thousands of honey-buzzards, goshawks, sparrowhawks, Black bazas and many more birds of prey. These amazing winged creatures pause in the Tanjung Tuan Forest Reserve (not far from Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan) as they make their way on their long sojourn to their breeding grounds in Japan, Siberia, Kamchatka, Korea and other far-flung northern areas. Located at the narrowest part of the Malacca Straits, the raptors stop here to recharge after flying non-stop for 32km from Indonesia.

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Who they are and what they do

sos

Save Our Seahorses (SOS) Malaysia is a non-profit group established in 2005 that uses seahorses as a flagship species to conserve the rich biodiversity of the Pulai River Estuary in south-west Johor, not far from the Second Link to Singapore.
Driven almost single-handedly by Choo Chee Kuang, a University Malaya Terengganu lecturer, SOS has been responsible for numerous public awareness and education campaigns in the area as well as scientific research and monitoring on the biodiversity of this highly threatened habitat.
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Greenselipar’s selection of books, magazines, films, websites, about Malaysia is now available in the FAVOURITES page.

Here is our list of the day :

People, Indigenous communities

 “My life in Sarawak, the Ranee of Sarawak,” BROOKE Margaret(in French Reine des coupeurs de Têtes), Editions Olizane, Genève, 2000, 255 p.

“Iban Ritual textiles”, GAUVIN Traude, Singapore university Press, 2004, 356p

« Bornéo, Des “chasseurs de têtes aux écologistes “», GUERREIRO Antonio and COUDERC  Pascal, Ed. Autrement, Paris , 1991, 219 p. (FRENCH)

“Borneo a photographic Journey”, LAU Denis, Travelcom Asia, 1999, 98 p, 115 photos.

« Peoples and traditions », M.KEDIT  Peter, The Encyclopedia of Malaysia, Didier Millet Ed. , Kuala Lumpur, 2006, p90-94.

“Dream Weavers of Rumah Garie”, Video, Mac LANAHAN David 2006, Jungle Arts and Flora,www.jungleartsandflora.com

« Voix de la forêt pluviale », MANSER BrunoGeorg, Genève Ed. , 1994, 314 p. (FRENCH) Read the rest of this entry »


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Who are they and what they do

Outskirt Outreach (OO) is a social organization located in Ipoh, Perak. Run by volunteers, OO’s objectives are to highlight and help the hidden indigenous communities of Perak and contribute to the local rural economy.Since we know a bit about the nice places around Ipoh, we figured we could raise funds by organising trips for visitors who want an insider’s account. Like a local friend”, explained Casey Ng, OO’s founder. He started OO a few years ago when he returned to Ipoh, his hometown, to help his father with his business. Read the rest of this entry »

fatimahweb

An illustrated book for children about Malaysian cultural and natural heritage loss as a result of economic development and modernity.

fkibuchananAuthor and illustrator, Iain Buchanan, a former Scottish academic geographer, chose to shorten his academic career to dedicate his last 8 years to this first book. “I wanted to communicate effectively the sort of things I lectured about for twenty years: over-urbanization, the loss of community, deforestation, ecological collapse…Not through academic lectures and publications anymore but through a wider means of communication.” Read the rest of this entry »

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