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Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign

Posted by on Dec 13th, 2007
Filed Under: Wildlife Conservation

DON’T LET THEM BE HISTORY


According to the 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, life on Earth is disappearing fast and will continue to do so unless urgent action is taken.

In Malaysia today the survival of wildlife often takes second place to human activity.

Does saving these endangered species and taking necessary actions for those who are on the brink of extinction means anything to you?

Malaysia Wildlife Conservation
image credit: WWF Malaysia

Here at Malaysia Travel Guide, we seek to promote Malaysia Tourism in the right way.

Our first campaign revolves around the conservation of Malaysia wildlife. We seek to increase public awareness and knowledge of the value of biodiversity, its threats, and actions that will conserve wildlife and natural areas in Malaysia.

We believe that Wildlife conservation begins with education; The World Conservation Strategy states that until people understand why they should safeguard ecosystems and species they will not do so.

It is to address this lack of understanding that Malaysia Travel Guide introduced The Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign.


JOIN US IN OUR CAMPAIGN

Malaysia Wildlife Conservation

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa.

Wildlife conservation begins with each of us – and each of us can make a difference. The best way to raise awareness is simply talking about it.

What can YOU do?

    There are a number of options.

  • Blog / Write a post that relates to the Malaysia wildlife conservation. It can be to do with your usual topic or totally just about a Malaysia wildlife conservation issue.
  • Inform other people about this campaign and explaining it in terms they understand.
  • Support the campaign: Add our banner to your site and spread the word.

How will this help?

    When you talk about an issue on Malaysia Wildlife Conservation, your readers will take notice, and if they blog about it, this will create a huge chain reaction; effectively improving the awareness for Malaysia wildlife conservation.

    Together we can reach out to millions about the need for wildlife conservation in Malaysia.

Email: TravelMalaysiaGuide@Gmail.Com with your Blog URL. Together we can make a difference!

This is a reply to one of the questions in the comments section – as in why i wanted to start this campaign:
When i was writing on Sabah and Sarawak, I came across the Sumatran Rhinos, and decided to do a little more read up on them and it really hit me hard that these Rhinos are facing extinction. The more I dug into it, the more i realize the severity of the problems we are facing, not only for the Sumatran Rhinos.

I have the sudden urge to do something about it, and the end product is this “Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign”.

If what I’m doing here, can make just one more person realize what is happening to the Wildlife in Malaysia, I already felt that the numerous hours I put into this campaign is already worth it.


PARTICIPATING BLOGS


I might miss out some of the participating articles, do drop me a comments here, so that I be able to add you in.

** Eco-tourism: My thoughts ( on facebook discussion )

The Giving Hands: Wildlife conservation in Malaysia

Kenng Ng: Save Them. Don’t let them be history.

Pelf-ism: Happy New Year, girls and boys!

Little Cozy Corner: Saving my hairy relatives

Curry Egg: Save them right now

Fatty Poh’s Kopitiam: Turtle Soup NOT sold here!!!!

Leonalim.com: Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign

MySabah.com: Sabah VIPs in Poverty

WiseUp: Save the Animal, Save the Nature

Rest N Rileks: Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign

Realiti Kehidupan: Kemana Pergi Nya

Cheap Thoughts: The big bang

Frou Frou: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

My Asylum: Saving Malaysian Wildlife from Extinction…

Xperience of Life: Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness 08

In Passing – Malaysian: Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness Campaign..


SUPPORT THE CAMPAIGN

Malaysia Wildlife Conservation 2008
Malaysia Wildlife Conservation
Support The Campaign

The easiest way to put the campaign banners on your website is simply to copy and paste the following code into a blog post / sidebar.

<div style="position:relative; width:154px; border:1px solid #999; background:#fff; padding: 3px 3px; text-align:center; font: 8pt Arial, Helvetica;"><a href="http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/wildlife-conservation-awareness-campaign/"><img src="http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/images/malaysia-wildlife-banner.jpg" width="150" height="200" alt="Malaysia Wildlife Conservation 2007" border="0" style="margin-bottom:1em; border: 0px;" /></a><br /><a href="http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/wildlife-conservation-awareness-campaign/"><small>Malaysia Wildlife Conservation</small></a><br /><a href="http://travelmalaysiaguide.com/wildlife-conservation-awareness-campaign/#Banner"><small>Support The Campaign</small></a></div>


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58 Responses »

  1. Definitely will support this campaign. If there is anything else that I can help out on, do let me know.

    Come on everyone let’s make something happen.

  2. My blog is a music blog, which will not be suitable for this but i will display your banner up …. very good work on the banners.

    will you be able to customize it to fit my sidebar ? t8s

  3. more information here-

    (from nst)
    GEORGE TOWN: The country stands to lose 45 species of birds, according to a survey conducted by an international bird conservation partnership last month.

    Five of the species are critically endangered, five are endangered and the rest have been classified as vulnerable by BirdLife International, a global partnership of conservation organisations that strives to conserve birds and their habitats, and global biodiversity.

    Four of these are commonly found in Penang — the Chinese Egret, the Spot- Billed Pelican, the Lesser Adjutant and the Spoon-Billed Sandpiper.

    ***

    Five of the 10 animals and plants most threatened by the illegal wildlife trade are in Malaysia.

    The tiger, Asian rhinoceros, elephant and orangutan are included in the top 10 list released by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International, together with a red and pink jewel-like coral species, Corallium borneense. All are found in Malaysia.

    “Malaysia’s global position in providing habitat to some of the most charismatic and endangered flagship mammal species, such as the tiger, Asian elephant and orangutan has to be recognized and emphasized,” said WWF-Malaysia’s National Programme Director Dr Arun Venkataraman.

    ***

    Good work!!

  4. It is amazing how much ignorant people are out there. I doubt even what is done here can make an effect on what’s happening to malaysia wildlife. just look at the state of our country is in now. the humans cannot even take care of themselves!

  5. at the rate these creatures are dying, it will not be long before extinction becomes a reality. do we malaysians really care if there are no more sumatran rhinos, or the leatherback turtles? i really don’t know, but i have this feeling inside me that most of us just don’t care about it.

    will our next generation only get to see these animals in videos & books? high probability.

    to save them requires not only effort from malaysians, but obviously we need international foundations to step in with their expertise! I read recently that the “breeding” plan for the rhinos in malaysia has been a failure, yet some other country did manage to get 1 success story!

    felicia, with some thoughts

  6. The government need to do something about things lah … you got see people selling turtle eggs machiam like a delicacy? What is wrong with these people!!!

  7. Rayner: Thanks for your support, appreciate it. May be you can try to blog a little about this campaign? This will garner more exposure for it : ))

    Diana: Yah, i can customize the banner size for you. I’ve sent you an email to it.

    We Do Care: Thanks for the extra information. The current situation of these threats to Malaysia Wildlife is actually much more serious than it looks.

    Suram: Every little effort counts, and if we don’t act on this, no one else will.

    Felicia: It is really hard to breed the Sumatran Rhinos in captivity, I think the program was a failure because of some virus disease to the Rhinos. Sad story indeed.

    Disgusted: That is precisely why we need to increase the awareness of Wildlife conservation. Without the right information, and education, alot of these people do not know the severity of the situation. IF we cannot stop the people from taking the eggs, we can educate the tourists NOT to purchase these products. Without the demand for it, the need to supply the products will gradually decrease as well.

  8. I am putting this on my blog also :)

  9. Saw the banner and came into here. Great job u are doing here, will support the clause. Daunting task ahead, but i am eager to see the outcome of this. Big bang for 2008!

    come on malaysians, lets all do something on this, will only take a few minutes of your time, and might be a huge benefit to those who matters…

    even if you are not from malaysia, but join too! this is for something good.

  10. great tag line! “Don’t let them be history” …

  11. Hey Pk,

    Mother Theresa’s quote you had in there sums up everything.

    “We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” – Mother Teresa.

    I believe that the power of many will create something special. A tidal wave?

    - Jonathan Chan

  12. anyone wants to buy some turtle eggs?

  13. Roseli: Thanks for your support!

    Tok Huan: Yah, wildlife conservation doesn’t limit to malaysia only. Actually alot of European countries’ wildlife are in big threat too. We as human race, need to step up to protect the wildlife, that’s one thing for certain.

    Jenette.Aw.Lover: Actually my gf came up with this tagline. I love it too.

    Jonathan: She’s the one who suggested this quote too! We all are just a tiny drop, but the power of many is made up of these drops!

    Anon: NO! This kind of comments are what I don’t welcome here (actually I have deleted alot of these comments already).

    Thank you for all the kind remarks : ))

    PkTan
    Editor in Chief

  14. It’s not what you do that defines you, but how you do. This is a good act, and I will be keeping a close watch here.

  15. The problems that we’re facing is much more severe than what we read from the media. Alot of these numbers are already buffed up.

    Imagine the problem three times worse than what is written! That is the REAL PROBLEM we are facing.

    If each and everyone of us just take a few minutes of our time and spread the word on Wildlife conservation, IT WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE!

  16. The World Conservation Strategy states that until people understand why they should safeguard ecosystems and species they will not do so.

    Make them understand, even if they don’t understand, if there is enough hype on the event, they will go read more about it, and from there, they will learn.

    THEY, the ones that matters.

    Convince them, change them. Thats what WE the chosen ones need to do.

  17. I worked at a Orangutan sanctuary a few years ago, and it is really depressing that the numbers of these wonderful creatures are depreciating every year. The conservation teams can only perform that much, the rest is on the shoulders of the public. We can do something, why not do it today?

  18. HAHAAHAH JUST LET THEM DIE. USELESS IDEA.

  19. I LOVE TO EAT TURTLE EGGS! IT IS GOOD FOR HEALTH, EVERYONE SHOULD TRY!

  20. hey Pk,

    i applaud on what you’ve done on your site, it has really made lots of progress since the last time i visited :P will do my little part for the wildlife conservation, every little bit counts.

    Don’t mind the naysayers, they are everywhere.

  21. Malaysia Boleh!

    although i am a big lover of animals i do not realise that so many malaysia animals are in danger of extinction

  22. More and more species exposed to extinction; the reason for most is us human. Let us not continue this violation against nature. Let s do something about this.

  23. very interesting thing you got going in here. will start planning for the article, hopefully it can bring more awareness to everyone too.

    just curious, what makes you want to do this event?

  24. Zeon, Ron, Kit Boon, Razali, Ly, Akmal & Mark : Thanks for the kind words : )) and hopefully that the effort here that each of us put in here can spark a light, and make a difference, even if it is a small one.

    As for why I do this : )) Actually quite a good question. lol.

    When i was writing on Borneo, I came across the Sumatran Rhinos, and decided to do a little more read up on them — and it really hit me hard that these Rhinos are facing extinction. The more I dug into it, the more i realize the severity of the problems we are facing, not only for the Sumatran Rhinos.

    I have the sudden urge to do something about it, and the end product is this “Malaysia Wildlife Conservation Awareness” Campaign.

    If what I’m doing here, can make just one more person realize what is happening to the Wildlife in Malaysia, I already felt that the numerous hours I put into this campaign is already worth it.

    Wildlife conservation begins with each of us – and each of us can make a difference.

  25. am joining the bandwagon!! :P

  26. I am putting this on my blog also :)

  27. [...] Received an email from PK Tan hoping more people are aware of the wildlife conservation. [...]

  28. going for the big bang for 2008? will be a great way to start the new year doing something that will benefit the ecosystem.

  29. I am 100% supportive of this project. Already spreading the campaign on my blog.

  30. [...] can’t save nature on our own hence, the need to spread the word on conservation awareness especially for the wildlife in Malaysia first. Although we also need to save the whales from [...]

  31. A fine balance is needed between tourism & wildlife conservation. And for us to attain this fine balance, education of the public is needed.

  32. one of the most attractive part of malaysia as a destination is the natural beauty of it — the amazing rainforest, florals and faunas. Without them, malaysia will lose an identity.

  33. [...] submite an article once a fortnight so far, so good. I’ve also joined PK Tan to blog about Malaysia wildlife conservation awareness campaign and have an article ready to be posted tomorrow. Please join me and spread the word, k? To be [...]

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  39. This is so cool..!!! count me in…

  40. I’m really glad to have this kind of campaign. I definitely will support it!

  41. woohooo!!! looks like it was a success! :) happy new year!!

  42. Hello pktan.. i’ve joined it and blogged about it just I dont have the time to put my link here….
    Nice effort and I hope there will be more people aware of this…

    Happy 2008 to you!
    ;)

  43. I am in full support! I want to take part too!

  44. Where is mine?

  45. [...] So, please join us in the campaign and make a difference. [...]

  46. I’ve just placed the banner in my blog too! =)

  47. I’m in, and we should spread it. I’m planning to start a bilingual language on this issue. Might need some hands as well. Together we make the world a better place for future. :)

  48. This is an urgent and vital appeal and one that certainly deserves our support. The wonderful and delicate heritage we hold in trust for future generations is in danger. I do hope that this initiative will draw the attention and worldwide political support it deserves.

  49. Hi…I support the cause too!! Awesome work mate

  50. You have my support!

    Please see:

    http://kitapunyalife.blogspot.com/2008/04/save-them-before-they-are-gone.html

    Regards

  51. [...] can get all related facts and figures at Giving Hands. Support this campaign. Put the banner on your site and spread the word. The awareness will only exist if more and more people are talking [...]

  52. I hope I can really help in this campaign. I love nature. It is a sad thing they are disapearing from this earth. Next thing we knew we are disappearing too… SO EVERYONE PLEASE HELP IN PRESERVING THESE WILDLIFE!

  53. Sorry… Actually that is not my email. I don’t have one. I simply type in…

  54. For sure I support this campaign.

    I don’t eat shark fin soup, I eat mushroom soup.
    Turtle’s egg taste yeakkkk uwekkk, don’t eat laa, rich cholestrol.
    Don’t hate Orang Utan just because they never buy petrol.
    Stay away from tiger or ….

  55. i like a animal.. and i pround with u coz Our first campaign revolves around the conservation of Malaysia wildlife. We seek to increase public awareness and knowledge of the value of biodiversity, its threats, and actions that will conserve wildlife and natural areas in Malaysia.

  56. I’ve just placed the banner in my blog too! =)

  57. first time im in kk i just know that i like the view and the places here…. furthermore im student in one of the institution here that is UNIVERSITI MALAYSIA SABAH and im taking hospitality course……actually im interesting in tourism course but i didnt pass the interview….. heheh but my point is i love the beuty of the nature and i want to take care of this heritage…..for sake of our life and future generation…. peace

  58. “Wind of Change : Towards enhancing the standard of Wildlife Conservation in Malaysia ”

    3rd April 2010

    In Malaysia, wildlife as a whole is currently under the purview of the Protection of Wild Life Act 1972.

    Despite recent concerted efforts in the arrest and prosecution of wildlife offenders, there are perceived weaknesses in the underlying legal framework within the boundary of the Protection of Wild Life Act 1972 for a number of reasons.

    The Malaysian government has taken cognisance of this prevailing sentiment from both local, international calling and NOG’s rambling and will pass a new law ie the proposed Wildlife Conservation Bill which is anticipated to tackle all outstanding issues in the protection of wildlife equation in Malaysia.

    The public is advised to forward all recommendation and feedback to the Attorney-General’s Office and/or the relevant government agencies/authorities before the Wildlife Conservation Bill is passed by Parliament somewhere in June this year ie 2010.

    In the light of current advances in the illegal wildlife marketplace, there is a need to further peruse the detailed provisions in the proposed Wildlife Conservation Bill so as to avoid the inconveniences of further amendment to the said bill at a later stage.

    ……………………..
    Jeong Chun phuoc
    Lecturer-in-Law
    and an advocate in Strategic Environmental Intelligence(SEI)
    He can be reached at Jeongphu@yahoo.com

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