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
The Habitat Foundation believes that transformative experiences in nature are an important foundation for future leaders and changemakers. For this reason, we were excited to partner with GreenSmiths, a leader in outdoor environmental education for young people. For three activity-filled days in November 2018, 16 young people were supported by the Foundation to join a GreenSmiths expedition to the Ulu Muda Field Research Centre, in the heart of the Greater Ulu Muda Rainforest in Kedah. A visit to Ulu Muda provides a rare … [Read more...] about Future environmental leaders are made in the wild
One for the album: Members of the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association and senior staff and faculty of Arizona State University gathered for an unforgettable time in George Town and on Penang Hill. https://youtu.be/x_8tP-2DgG8 Global business leaders and distinguished alumni from the Thunderbird Independent Alumni Association (TIAA) gathered in Penang over 4-6 October 2018 for their Fall 2018 Conference to discuss, learn and engage with experts on the topic of Sustainability in Business: The Next Asian Revolution. … [Read more...] about Sustainability in the Spotlight at 2018 Thunderbird Conference
Project Pteropus is a research initiative by Rimba Research to fill the gaps in our understanding of old world fruit bats such as flying foxes (Pteropus spp., Acerodon spp.) which are known to be important ecosystem service providers, pollinating flowers and dispersing seeds over long distances. Once a common sight in certain parts of Malaysia, these remarkable flying mammals are a rare sight as numbers have declined with hunting and persecution. Project Pteropus aims is seeking a deeper … [Read more...] about Project Pteropus – Dr Sheema Abdul Aziz of Rimba