Taman Sri Nibong RA Log

September 13, 2017

Langur Project Penang

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LANGUR PROJECT PENANG (LPP) FB

Calling for citizen observation on wildlife crossing!

呼唤民众的关注- 道路生态学!(中文翻译以下)

 

LPP is an outreach research project on the ecology, behaviour and road ecology of Trachypithecus obscurus for the development of a sustainable langur conservation in Penang.

LPP is currently working on the first road ecology project, “Road Ecology and Canopy Bridges for Arboreal Wildlife to Cope with Habitat Fragmentation in Penang” in Penang, to investigate the impact of roads toward the movement of langurs and other arboreal wildlife. Today, we are in phase 1 of the study, which is to identify the wildlife crossing hotspots.

Based on our up to 20 months of langur observation in Teluk Bahang, a particular troop of langurs there spent up to 15-20% of their time by the coastal line to forage. In order to move to the coastal beach area, the langurs would have to seek for connectivity trees (preferable choice, 72%), cable wires to cross (second option, 26%) from forested area to coastal line, which is divided by an asphalt road. Worst, they sometimes run across the road (2%), as there is no connected trees or cable wires. LPP has encountered and handled six langur road kill incidents since August 2016, and an electrocution incident of a Sunda slow loris.

Of cause, the above data is only applied to one single troop of langur and in Teluk Bahang region only, where we are currently still collecting data in other study sites to compare the arboreal wildlife road crossing behaviours. Besides the spectacled langurs, we have observed black giant squirrels, plantain squirrels, long-tailed macaques, Sunda colugo, other small rodents, and reptiles, often forage by the road and coastal line.

NOW, WE NEED YOU, PENANGITES’ HELP! – To gather more observation on wildlife crossing incidents. When you are driving around Penang and you see the above species of wildlife forage by the road, moving by the road, crossing the road, attempt to cross the road, OR any road kill incident- kindly drop us a private message on our Facebook page on 1) date, time & location 2) type of observation 3) species of wildlife 4) any photos or videos, additional note.

All the above information is able to help LPP in gathering all possible wildlife crossing hotspot area for our road ecology study, where we will be marking down potential coordinates for future work and monitoring to mitigate the impact of habitat fragmentation (roads) toward the ecology and behaviour of arboreal wildlife. More details on our road ecology study:

https://www.rufford.org/projects/jo_leen_yap_0
http://tinyurl.com/ybvfs7kv
http://tinyurl.com/yd3hd7qw

PLEASE SHARE THIS AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE! Let’s all do our part in conserving and voicing out for the wildlife residents in Penang!

 

THE RUFFORD FOUNDATION

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September 8, 2017

Penang International Green Carnival 2017

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PENANG INTERNATIONAL GREEN CARNIVAL

 

Penang International Green Carnival is the biggest platform for environmental education

in Northern Malaysia that presents green solutions, strategies and practices.

We reach out to more than 100,000 people through our pre-event and on-ground

activities with the participation of industries, communities and government.

Come together to raise environmental awareness, motivate people

to tackle climate change and create a net impact on fighting climate change.

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PENANG GREEN COUNCIL

 

September 3, 2017

eRezeki Workshop for working online

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Link : eRezeki  Workshop PWDC

September 1, 2017

TSNRA Charity Malaysia Day Dinner 2017

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The TSNRA will again be celebrating Malaysia Day 2017 with a charity dinner

for the destitute, homeless elders & disabled homes (VIP guests).

There will be a total of 150 VIP  guests sponsored by individuals via tickets.

Tickets are priced at Rm 22/- for adults & Rm 18/- for children 12 years & below.

Performances will be by a dance studio called Soul Music.

We hope that you will kindly sponsor some of these guests

and also join us in the celebration.

Thank you & looking forward to your presence.

Please contact Wendy Ang ( 012-478 5124 )  for further details.

Triathlon Public Talk – Where to start

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Silent Awareness Walk

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