In these gloomy days when concern about climate change and biodiversity loss fill us with anxiety and despair, Dr Jane Goodall has been a beacon of hope. She reminds us not to give up and that we all have a responsibility to act now, and together, so we can make change happen. For the last 20 years, Jane has circled the globe tirelessly delivering her message to inspire environmental changemakers all over the world through her Roots & Shoots youth-led action programme. This November, she is visiting Penang for the first time to … [Read more...] about Reasons for Hope – Dr Jane Goodall in Penang
On 21st March 2019, Penang State Exco for Environment, Welfare and Caring Society YB Phee Boon Poh was at the press conference to announce the winners of the Penang Island Intersecondary City Nature Challenge and to promote the Penang Island City Nature Challenge in April 2019. The Intersecondary CNC event which was held on 23 February 2019 was organized by The Habitat Penang Hill and The Habitat Foundation and attracted a record 2,440 secondary school students from over 32 schools. Students competed in teams of four to record the most … [Read more...] about Announcing the winners of the Penang Island Intersecondary City Nature Challenge 2019
Today, students from all across Penang Islang will be documenting the flora and fauna all around them using the iNaturalist app. The enthusiastic response has outstripped our wildest expectations - competing today will be 610 groups from 32 schools! We wish everyone a wonderful day in nature and may the best team win! Learning about the biodiversity living within cities is a great way to build awareness of urban flora and fauna while engaging the public in ensuring its protection. The Habitat Penang Hill and the Habitat Foundation … [Read more...] about Penang Island students take up the City Nature Challenge with enthusiasm!
Come April 2019, people from more than 100 cities around the world will be engaged in a global competition to log the highest number of species observations around their homes, schools, and surrounding areas. The competition makes use of the citizen science iNaturalist application which anyone can download on their smartphones. The international City Nature Challenge has become a great platform to raise awareness of the biodiversity all around us and to cultivate sensitivity towards the need to keep this planet habitable for all life … [Read more...] about Penang Island takes on the cities of the world in the global City Nature Challenge in April 2019
Clemens Fischer, who hails from Eberwalde, Germany is a researcher that is spending some time at The Habitat Penang Hill doing what he loves best, exploring the forest canopy. Our location alongside the beautiful Bukit Kerajaan Virgin Jungle Reserve provides abundant opportunitites for students of tropical forest ecology to do research. Clemens has been with us since early October 2019 attempting to understand the inner-workings of forest ecosystems. He is a student at Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development in Germany where he … [Read more...] about Clemens’ research gets off the ground at The Habitat
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Thank you for your positive response to the anouncement that Dr Jane Goodall will be coming to Penang! This talk is open to the public and is co-organized by The Habitat Foundation and Roots & Shoots Malaysia with the support of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), School of Biological Sciences (USM), and Malaysian Primatological Society. Admission is free but it is important to register early as places are limited and will fill fast. Quotas are being assigned to ensure that there students from all the different schools in Penang have … [Read more...] about How to register
Penang Islanders join forces to prove that Penang Island deserves to be counted among the most biodiverse cities in the world. Come 26 - 29 April 2019, Penang will be among 150 cities around the world that will be engaged in a friendly global competition to see which cities can come up tops in terms of the number of observations made of native biodiversity. The international City Nature Challenge 2019 is both a celebration of the biodiversity in our backyards as well as the role citizen scientists can play in collecting data on … [Read more...] about The Penang Island City Nature Challenge is on!