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RAPTOR WATCH 2012 (MARCH 10-11) IS BACK

23 February 2012 | last updated at 12:34am

Raptor Watch takes flight for 13th straight year

MALACCA: Raptor Watch, one of the region’s biggest bird-watching events, promises yet another exciting spectacle this year.
Organised by the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) in partnership with the Malacca government, the event will take place for the 13th straight year at PNB Ilham Resort, near Tanjung Tuan, on March 10 and 11.

Every year, spectators get to see thousands of raptors, also known as birds of prey, migrate north to their breeding grounds in Siberia, China, the Korean peninsula and Japan from their winter refuge in the south.

Tanjung Tuan, which is gazetted as a forest reserve, is the nearest landfall across the Straits of Malacca from Indonesia and is an important site for the birds to rest or catch thermals before continuing on their journey.

Due to its importance to migratory birds, the 60ha site is designated as an important bird area by Birdlife International.

MNS conserves the forest reserve by promoting Raptor Watch, through which it raises awareness of raptors and the need to conserve their habitat.

Visitors come from Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines and Thailand. Last year, about 2,000 turned up.

This year, MNS hopes to get even more spectators to take part in activities, which include guided walks, eco-talks, games, arts and crafts, an obstacle course and a treasure hunt.

MNS head of communications Andrew Sebastian said last year’s raptor count went up to 57,000 birds over more than 40 days.

“This year, we have spotted 141 raptors, which may seem like a small number, but this is a good sign, as it means the birds will come in big numbers in March.”

For details, visit http://mnsrw2012.wordpress.com

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Festival of Wings 2011

October 15, 2011 during 2:00 pm

It is that time of a year again where a swift friends embark on their prolonged debate from colder homes streamer to warmer climates. This annual eventuality is organized to foster a significance of a birds as a healthy indicator of a world Earth’s health. Bird lovers can design to see dozens of class of a feathered friends interlude by en track to their destinations.

Festival of Wings 2011

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) celebrates this yearly eventuality by organising a dual day Festival of Wings 2011 to be hold during Kuala Selangor Nature Park from 22nd to 23rd Oct 2011. As a premier eco-tourism site in Selangor, a eventuality also aims to emanate an recognition of a sourroundings as this year is aptly announced as a International Year of Forests by a United Nations (UN). Lots of fun and sparkling activities are in store for inlet lovers and a open to attend and enjoy. There will be a FOW-BATA Run 2011 hold on 22nd Oct during 7.00 am, bird examination sessions, mangrove stream cruises and tours and a firefly tour. It is truly an sparkling eventuality not to be missed. For some-more information, greatfully record on to MNS’ website here or call 03 3289 2294.

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Nature Guide to Chenderoh Lake

September 22, 2011 during 2:00 pm

Some people might find that a best time to transport around Malaysia is during a off-peak season. There is positively reduction people flocking to a traveller prohibited spots, hotel accommodations are approach cheaper and a trade jams are roughly non-existent. Though these factors might be among a many that a chairman takes into care when formulation a holiday, a one categorical cause that many people dismay is a doubt of where to go for a holiday.

While many would opt for a discerning getaway to places like Penang or Genting Highlands, others might wish to suffer some still time while joining with Mother Nature. If waiting on a beach is not your crater of tea, because not join a Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) to Chenderoh Lake in Northern Perak? MNS is organising a 3D2N outing to Chenderoh Lake this entrance 24th compartment 26th Sep 2011. The outing presents a good event for many to try a singular vicinity and ecosystem of Chenderoh Lake. There will be a internal beam who will share his practice and believe about a area with a group. Participants will also have a possibility to learn about a accumulation of herbal and medicinal plants that are found in a area.

Chenderoh Lake

The relaxed and willing Chenderoh Lake creates it a good end to conduct to for a relaxing holiday.

Some of a activities in a programme embody a guided vessel float around a lake, a revisit to a rapids and a revisit to a Lenggong Archaeological Museum. There is a assign of RM 290 for MNS adult members and RM 230 for children between a ages of 6-12 years old. An additional assign of RM 70 will be levied for non-members, that is a cost for 1 year’s MNS membership. These charges covers accommodation in easy normal Malay houses, vessel rides, internal beam fees and some meals. Transportation is by carpooling, with losses to be borne by a passengers and payable directly to a drivers. As this outing is singular to usually 16 persons, it is strongly suggested to register and compensate a fees early to equivocate disappointment. Those who are meddlesome in engagement a place might hit Keong during 012 511 3690 or email [email protected]

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MNS Visit to Berembun Forest Reserve

September 20, 2011 during 12:00 pm

Jungle movement is not always about exploring a furious jungles like a Amazon. One does not need to go privately go to a inhabitant park only to knowledge a tie with Mother Nature. There is another choice that might be equally as severe and sparkling as a furious jungles, and that is a timberland pot located around Malaysia.

One such timberland haven that is value exploring is a Berembun Forest Reserve that is located in Negeri Sembilan. Measuring about 4,000 acres in size, a Berembun Forest Reserve stretches from a hinterland of Seremban city right by Kuala Pilah. Although logging went on during a fringes of a haven about 4 to 6 decades ago, metamorphosis measures has left good via this area. The timberland was gazetted as a stable area during a colonial times as it played an critical purpose as a H2O catchment area that granted half of Seremban’s H2O needs.

Berembun Forest Reserve

The Berembun Forest Reserve stretches from a hinterland of Seremban city right adult to Kuala Pilah.

The Malaysian Nature Society will be organising a outing to Berembun Forest Reserve on 25th Sep 2011. They will start a outing with a revisit to a uncover residence that is assembled from interlocking bricks. This uncover residence is located on a approach to Pantai, nearby a Veterinary Department. The organisation will afterwards ensue to a Berembun Forest Reserve. Participants can attend in some of a activities including bird watching/photography, walking by a timberland haven as good as a revisit to a Orang Asli communities. Those who are meddlesome in participating are compulsory to move packaged lunch, insect repellent and free-loader socks. For some-more information, greatfully hit Ms Yap Miow Yen during 016-2372887 or [email protected] or Ms Lim Ming Hui during 012 276 0327 or [email protected] .

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Canoeing a Baram River

September 19, 2011 during 12:00 pm

Does a suspicion of canoeing down a strong stream ever locate your fancy? Ever wanted to try out a new form of outside activity, though never seem to be means to find a time for it? Well, if we are now looking for something new to try or only a opposite approach of spending your vacation, afterwards do make a date with a Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) towards a finish of Sep 2011. MNS will be organising a outing to a ancestral Baram Regatta and a Baram, that is Malaysia’s second longest stream in Sarawak.

One of a activities that a participants will be doing is a revisit to a Penan settlements and a Kenyah and Kayan longhouses. For those who have nonetheless to knowledge staying in a longhouse, this is a ideal event as members of this outing will be given a possibility to do so now. The MNS Nature Guides will also be organising a revisit to a internal tribe’s animist longhouse and a suggestion residence before spending some peculiarity time with their hosts by music, songs and dances.

Sunset by a Baram River

Sunset by a Baram River

This outing also presents a participants with an event to familiarize themselves and plead a impact of a due Baram Dam with a internal communities. One outcome that is hopefully achieved is to give a locals a stronger voice that will be listened by some-more people. One of a threats that comes with a building of a dam is a dump of a informative sites and homes of these people, and in due time a disappearance of their enlightenment as they quit to towns and cities. It is feared that in a few years time, trips such as this will no longer be possible. So squeeze this possibility and join a outing to a Baram regatta and a Baram river. The outing will cost RM 1,300 per chairman and it is endorsed that one books early as arranging flights to a top Baram requires modernized planning. The dates of a outing are scheduled on 24th – 25th and 27th Sep to 2nd Oct 2011. For some-more information, greatfully dump an email to Ashleigh during [email protected] or record on to Malaysian Nature Society’s website here.

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