Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
SEE YOU IN 2011!!!
Dear Members of Waterfall Survivors,
We are helping to circulate the below information. Please copy and post in your notes to help our forest.
Dear members of Eco Warriors Malaysia - got the messages below from Teck Wynn
This page summarizes the importance of the site: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Save-Langat-South/128830887171971
The Selangor State Agriculture Corporation (PKPS) made a proposal to acquire the whole of Langat South Forest Reserve (6908 ha) for an oil palm plantation. The Menteri Besar has given Selangor Forestry Department and the Selangor Wildlife Department two weeks to come up with justification for conserving the reserve.
The departments have decided to hold a rapid assessment of the area next week (22-26 December). The assessment will include the following activities:
Camera trapping of large mammals
Identification of small animals & birds (during the day)
Identification of frogs and reptiles (at night)
Inventory of standing volume of timber
Identification of plants
MNS has been requested to help contact other experts to help with the assessment. Any assistance from Ecowarriors on this matter would be much appreciated. It would be great if we can get volunteers involved.
Thank you and regards,
Lim Teck Wyn
Malaysian Nature Society
Tel.: 016 361 9148
updated info below ......
Any volunteers would be welcome to come and take photos of forest, plants, look for birds and animals and generally show support. The main wildlife survey is coordinated by wildlife department who have agreed to ngo volunteers joining in. Please contact me for details of transport, etc.
if you can help with any of the above, please contact Teck Wyn
016 361 9148
Ongoing until Sunday, February 27, 2011
Monday, November 1 at 12:00 am until
Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm
Saturday, December 18
Batu Dam, Selangor
Saturday, December 18 at 8:00 am until
Sunday, December 19 at 8:00 am
Saturday, December 25
Saturday, December 25 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, December 27
Bukit Takun, Selangor (near Templers Park)
Monday, December 27 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Cameron Highlands, Pahang
Saturday, January 1, 2011 at 7:00 am until
Sunday, January 2, 2011 at 10:00 pm
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 8:00 am until
Monday, January 10, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Sunday, January 16, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11:00 pm until
Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Lake Kenyir, Terengganu
Saturday, February 19, 2011 at 12:00 am until
Monday, February 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm
Saturday, February 26, 2011
near Selesa Hillhomes
Saturday, February 26, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Larut Matang, Perak
Sunday, February 27, 2011 from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011 from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 7:00 am until
Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011 from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm
Today, 17 employees from MEPS (Malaysian Electronic Payment System Sdn. Bhd.) organized a Save Our Waterfalls Campaign as their CSR contribution at Sg Pisang in Gombak with Waterfall Survivors
Group Picture before the event everyone still looking fresh!!
As planned they all reached the river side around 9.30am. After a briefing, Mr. Michael Kumar (Asst. General Manager, MEPS) officiated the campaign by planting in the signage.
MEPS contributed 2 signages which carries the message of “Please Take Care of Our Environment” with a picture of a dirty waterfall.
They started the clean up around 10am. Rubbish was strewn all over. Plastics wrappers, polystyrenes, diapers, sanitary pads were part of the main items collected.
By 12.30pm the group of 17 was really exhausted due to the amount of rubbish that was there. No choice, but we just have to stop there although there’s still more.
Lunch has arrived and we all cleaned our hands then had our lunch by the river. Well it’s time for us to enjoy the nature after a morning of hardwork.
After lunch, some went off and a few went trekking to the waterfalls to enjoy themselves.
The noble effort from the employees deserves a big round of applause. One of the employee is a few months pregnant mother and she is also there to do her bit for Mother Nature. Another employee is still recovering from a surgery not too long ago also did not miss the opportunity to give back to Mother Nature.
In the end of the day, we manage to ditch out 55 bags of rubbish. 2 signages were installed at the location together with 4 bins contributed by MEPS.
We would like to take the opportunity to say a big THANK YOU!!! to MEPS Management and Staff for their noble effort.
With the help from the Selangor Forestry department the rubbish were transport out with some trucks. They will also arrange some workers to collect the rubbish from the bins periodically.
We hope that more corporate will be able to contribute their CSR to our cause like MEPS did by helping us to clean up the waterfalls or funding Waterfall Survivors for the noble cause. We must educate these people. WE MUST HELP SAVE OUR MOTHER NATURE and SAVE OUR WATERFALLS!!!
State health, estate workers affairs, poverty eradication and caring government committee chairman Dr Xavier Jeyakumar said they had already implemented a fine of RM500 and jail term for a person caught having aedes mosquito larvae in their house compound.
"It is also bad for tourism as this country is known for its natural heritage" - DR XAVIER JEYAKUMAR
“Now, we are planning to take similar action on litterbugs,” Dr Xavier said at a Christmas celebration in Klang recently.
He was commenting on the rubbish left behind at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls in Ulu Yam.
“The state is spending millions of ringgit cleaning up waterfalls but some irresponsible people are not helping.
“It is also bad for tourism as this country is known for its natural heritage. To deter these picknickers from throwing rubbish, we will look into imposing fines and even a jail term,” he said.
“The picnickers should think about the future generation instead of just themselves. If people stop throwing rubbish, we would not have dirty waterfalls, clogged drains or dirty rivers,” he added.
Litter mars Sungai Liam waterfalls
Tuesday December 14, 2010
PICNICS at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls in Ulu Yam is no more a pleasant outing because the area has become an eyesore with rubbish strewn everywhere.
According to Waterfall Survivors, a group in Facebook that explores and preserve waterfalls, the site is very dirty.
Waterfall Survivors founder and president Joe Yap said she could see rubbish everywhere near the waterfalls and in the river.
Irresponsible act: Rubbish floating in a stream at Sungai Liam.
“Among the rubbish at the picnic site are sanitary pads, diapers, plastic bags, empty nasi lemak packets and drink containers.
“Even more frightening is to see picnickers still camping and playing with their children in the water filled with rubbish,’’ she said.
Last Sunday, Yap brought along volunteers to see for themselves the pollution in the area.
“Among all the waterfalls I have seen, this is the worst,’’ she said.
Major task: The members forming a human chain to remove the rubbish collected from the waterfalls at Sungai Kanching in Rawang recently.
Yap said Malaysia was a land full of natural beauty and everyone should respect and be proud of it.
“However, Malaysians do not know how to appreciate mother nature. We cleaned up Sg Liam about five months ago and now cleanliness at the waterfall is worse than before.
“Why do these picnickers bring all their food, bbq pits, utensils, snacks but never clean up after themselves?” she asked.
Unbearable stench: Two Waterfall Survivors volunteers taking pictures of the rubbish at the Sungai Liam waterfalls in Ulu Yam.
She said the place would be clean if each family brought along their own rubbish bag and disposed of used items at the proper garbage sites located outside the waterfalls area.
Waterfall Survivors has highlighted the problem to state tourism, consumerism and environment committee chairman Elizabeth Wong.
Yap said Waterfall Survivors was funded by its members and some corporations.
What a site?: Some campers oblivious to their dirty surroundings at the Sungai Liam Waterfalls.
“We hope that the Selangor Forestry Department will take stern action against picnickers who litter,” she said.
She hoped to get more funding from government agencies or corporations to work on more sustainable action.
“We need support from colleges and schools and they should join our Save Our Waterfalls campaign,” Yap said.
The group has cleaned up waterfalls in Sungai Kanching in Rawang, Kedondong Recreational Park in Batang Kali, Hulu Selangor, Lata Kinjang waterfalls in Perak and Ulu Yam waterfalls.
Stiff punishment for culprits
We made a special trip to Sg Liam on Sunday with the reporter and photographer from The Star.
We see people picnicking , putting up tents and swimming next to the rubbish!
MALAYSIANS!!! WAKE UP!!! Do you know that this might possible to cause health problem? Remember the Leptospirosis cases?? Don’t tell me it’s not related yeah.. Cos when the animal gets sick by eating up rubbish, they will sure cause health problems when we get infected.
Don’t come tell me that “It’s ok… Waterfall Survivors and the Forestry will clean it up!” HEY COME ON!!! It’s your rubbish… NOT OURS!!!
I don’t blame the park caretakers. Imagine.. there’s 3 caretakers to pick up the rubbish leftover by the irresponsible picnickers and campers… But there’s hundreds of families each weekend!!! Come on!! Waterfall Survivors organizes clean up with more than 300 people each time also it’s an easy job for our volunteers. Imagine!!! Just 3-4 of the caretakers!
Can you all just be more civic conscious!! Can u not pass this down to next generation??
We really hope to Save this waterfall. If there's any corporate who is willing to fund us to clean up this falls, please contact us at email@example.com thanks a lot.. :)
Hulu Yam Waterfall Classified as Dumpsite Waterfall
* Domestic News 2010-12-07 18:30
At the Entrance of the Park. This shows that not many is managing the place.(Photo: Sin Chew Daily)
(Kuala Lumpur, 7 News) A known waterfall picnic spot in Ulu Yam, tragically being damage by litterbugs, beautiful waterfalls turns into a garbage dump!
Joe Yap, a representative from Waterfall Survivors Sin Chew Daily, the scenic waterfalls in Ulu Yam is strewn with garbage everywhere. From the look at the rubbish, it shows that it has not been clean up by the care taker for a long time. This not only affects the beauty of the waterfall but also the hygiene of the waterfalls and the environment.
She said that they have cleaned up the waterfalls not too long ago but the rubbish piled up again and it is worst than before.
"We have been to more than 80 waterfalls, more than half of are dirty but the Ulu Yam Waterfall in Selangor is the worst we've seen"
She said that the organization regularly hosts clean-up programs at waterfalls in response to caring for the earth, protect the environment movement.
Cleaning up in the Ulu Yam Falls in July did not solve the problem.
"This year in July we have cleaned Ulu Yam falls, but during a visit last week, we found that the waterfall's rubbish problem is even serious than before."
She believes, the falls are dirty may be due to dirty the lack of civic-minded travellers, littering, and government agencies rarely looked after.
She said that the waterfall is a tourist attraction, the cleanliness problems, will give visitors a bad impression of the Falls.
Joe Yap had contacted the Executive Councillor of Tourism, Consumer Affairs and Environment of Selangor State Govt, Y.B. Elizabeth Wong to reflect this and action will be taken by the relevant authorities soonest possible.
Sin Chew Daily ‧ 2010.12.07