PERZIM celebrates IDB 2012
Situated in one of the UNESCO World Heritage Cities, the Melaka Museums Corporation (PERZIM) has organized an awareness talk on Endangered Sea Turtles and Marine Biodiversity on September 19th, 2012. They have presented a talk from the Department of Fisheries as well as exhibition from the Malaysian Nature Society (Malacca branch), WWF-Malaysia Malacca Hawksbill Turtle Conservation Project Team, and Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia. This event was aimed to highlight the plight of marine biodiversity, especially sea turtles in Melaka. For the first time, this was a significant event with joint effort from all the relevant stakeholders from the Melaka museums.
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  Biodiversiti Malaysia Khazanah Semula Jadi Warisan Kita (Malaysia's Biodiversity - Our Natural Heritage)
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  Acquaria KLCC
22 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur

The National Celebration for the International Day for Biological Diversity is being planned for 22 May 2012 at Aquaria, Kuala Lumpur. Details coming soon, it's going to be a very exciting event!

  Nature Classroom - Forest, Water and Us
20 May 2012, Penang

Nature Classroom - Forest, Water and Us is a partnership programme between the Malaysian NGO, Water Watch Penang (WWP) and the international organisation, UNEP Eco-Peace Leadership Center (UNEP-EPLC). Under this project, an educational trip to the coastal mangrove forests and fishing villages in Balik Pulau, Penang will be organised for celebrating IDB 2012.

The trip is scheduled on 20th May 2012 and the participants are primary school students (11 and 12 years old). They will be taking part in the field activities which includes: (1) Guided walk in the mangrove forest reserve (2) Beach cleanup (4) Leisure walk in fishing village (5) Visiting shrimp paste factory (6) Indoor environmental activities.

  Stakeholder Discussion on Marine Biodiversity Conservation in Malaysia
23 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur

The Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) is a policy research institute set up by the Malaysian Government to look into matters relating to Malaysia’s interest at sea, and to serve as a national focal point for research in the maritime sector. In conjunction with The International Day for Biological Diversity, MIMA organised a stakeholders meeting to discuss the important subject and map the way forward to address issues and challenges associated with coastal and marine biodiversity conservation in Malaysia. The meeting largely focused its discussion on the National Policy on Biological Diversity (NPBD) which was drafted to fulfil Malaysia’s obligations and requirements in implementing CBD. Gaps in the NPBD and challenges faced in its implementation were discussed, linking these to some actions that ought to be taken to achieve more effective biodiversity conservation efforts in Malaysia.
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