https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHpy1nOiihI Every year, on the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem we recognise the world's mangroves which play many essential roles. These distinctive wetlands harbour rich biodiversity, nurture fisheries resources, and help safeguard local livelihoods. Mangroves sequester carbon and have a critical role to play as nature-based solutions to climate change. In addition to promoting awareness of the need to protect all remaining mangrove forest in Malaysia, The Habitat … [Read more...] about Mangroves ecosystems are vital for our wellbeing
This web forum brings together experts from a range of disciplines to assist us in understanding the Covid-19 pandemic from the perspective of public health and environmental management in Malaysia. Our aim is to uphold the most current and credible science on the origins and spread of the virus, dispel myths and fallacies, and engage in a constructive discussion of pro-active measures to avoid the spread of similar zoonotic diseases in the future. This is a forum that should not be missed by researchers, practitioners and policymakers … [Read more...] about Covid-19: What Science Says
In January 2020, iNaturalist trainers including Community and Support Coordinator, Tony Iwane, and Stakeholder Engagement Strategist, Carrie Seltzer, conducted a workshop at The Habitat Penang Hill to share the capabilities of this AI-powered citizen science platform in Southeast Asia. Participants included NGOs, academics, and nature enthusiasts. The Habitat Foundation funded some of the additional participants comprising GreenSmiths, Shorebirds Project of Peninsular Malaysia and researchers from the School of Biological Sciences, … [Read more...] about iNaturalist brings together biodiversity enthusiasts at The Habitat
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!