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Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP)

KualaSelangorNaturePark(KSNP)

Name of organisation:Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)

Funding support:Selangor State Government and other corporate supporters such as HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad and project-based activities

Number of staff: 9 staffs( including security guard)

Number of visitors per year:

Overall aims of the centre

  1. Mangrove conservation and mangrove seed banks.
  2. Sanctuary for mammals and Local & migratory birds.
  3. Mangrove education, awareness & enrichment
  4. Enhancement of local community (Job opportunity, Fisherman & Fireflies sanctuary).
  5. Promoting Sustainable Eco-tourism industry in Kuala Selangor
  6. Be a platform to indicate and troubleshoot the environment issues in Kuala Selangor (Community & Government – Advisor)  

Description of the centre

Size of the site: 800 acres and located at the northern state of Selangor. It is about 70 km northwest of Kuala Lumpur.

 

Types of habitats: Secondary forest, man-made brakish lake system, mangroves, the Selangor River estuary and mud-flats that open to the Straits of Malacca.

 

Species it support / importance:

It supports a large variety of wildlife such as insects, crustaceans, mammals, reptiles and resident birds. Between mid-September and April the following year, the fertile mudflats and lake become a popular stopover for migratory birds. It is a well-known birding area; 156 resident and migratory birds have been recorded so far. Of this number, 57 are migratory birds which include shrikes, pond-herons, bee-eaters, water cocks and 28 species of waders. 

 

Some key species:

Silvered-leaf monkey (Presbytis cristata), Milky Stork (Mycteria cinerea), Lesser adjutant (Leptoptilos javanicus), smooth otter (Lutrogale prespicillata), Mangrove tiger butterfly (Danaus affinis malayanus), etc

Main CEPA work areas

  • Corporate Social Responsibilities Program
  • Junior Volunteer – Friends of Kuala Selangor (among the secondary school students and youths in the vicinity of Kuala Selangor)
  • Environmental education – school children (pre-schools, primary, secondary), higher learning institutions, government agencies and corporate sectors. Programs are divided into
  1. a.    Walk-in guests
  2. b.    Guided tours
  3. c.    Nature camps
  4. d.    Special projects – Treasures of Kuala Selangor
  • Awareness raising – Festival of Wings (awareness on birds and bird migration phenomenon)
  • Publication: posters, modules, books
  • Community awareness raising (road show on important of conservation and preservation surrounding environment resources etc, Mangrove ecosystem, Fireflies sanctuary, river and others ) 
  •  Establishment of Mangrove Nursery and Mangrove enrichment program
  • Environment Volunteering program with local and international nature lovers
  • Smart partnership program with local and international agencies on exchange ideas and program modules.

 

Top three successes

  • Management of the KSNP : Signing MOU between Selangor State Government and MNS & Established KSNP Park Steering Committee
  • Established Mangrove Nursery  & Mangrove Tree Planting Program (Enrichment / Green program)
  • Established variety of Corporate Social Responsibility Program to the corporate partners.

Top three challenges

Centre Management

  •  Maintenance and Upgrade of KSNP Facilities (Poor Financial Support @ operation cost higher than net income)
  •  Lack of staff resources / Manpower (Poor Financial Support @ operation cost higher than net income) 

 

Conservation and preservation the KSNP nature treasure

  •  Supervision of illegal logging or land clearing(for agriculture activity)  

Interpretation techniques

Creating signage; site information; Producing written materials; Using audio-visual tools; Developing nature trails

Visitor centres

Setting up a new visitor centre; Managing / creating habitat; Running a visitor centre; Building / maintaining structures

Participation

Working with disabled people;Engaging young people; Engaging the local community;

Working with volunteers

Education and communication

Delivering adult education; Working with primary schools; Lobbying / running campaigns; Working with secondary schools; Developing resources / materials

General

 PR and marketing;Fund-raising; Project planning.

Mr. R. Nagarajan

Kuala Selangor Nature Park, Jalan Klinik, 45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor Darul Ehsan

Tel: 603-32892294

Fax: 603-32894311

Email: ksnp@mns.org.my or ksnaturepark@yahoo.com

Website address: www.mns.org.my

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