MIRI: Officials from Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) Miri branch visited Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus (UPMKB) recently to discuss future collaborations with the university.
According to MNS Miri branch chairman Musa Musbah, any collaborative initiatives with UPMKB would further enhance research, education and public awareness on the preservation of nature.
“MNS will be celebrating 80 years of protection, management and conservation of nature in Malaysia this year. This is important as Malaysia is a world-mega biodiversity country, thus the need for a society like MNS that is concerned about nature,” said Musa in a press release.
Adding on, Musa said MNS is looking to more support from and recruiting nature-loving people while MNS Miri is ready to assist people such as students from UPMKB in terms of education, research and community-related collaboration.
The delegation to UPMKB also comprised president of MNS Malaysia Professor Dr Ahmad Ismail who shared with UPMKB on the activities of MNS as nature-based association since its inception.
“MNS Malaysia has pioneered conservation in Malaysia for the past several decades, and since then, making a difference through habitat conservation and environmental education.
“Through the joint efforts of our members, partners and supporters, MNS has become a strong voice for the protection of our country’s nature heritage. Thus, collaboration with various bodies is vital in making sure that the message goes as far as possible,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dean of Faculty of Agricultural Science and Food UPMKB Professor Dr Shahrul Razib Sarbini said the university welcomed collaborative proposals and efforts from MNS which could benefit its students and the society.