Wednesday, September 23

WWF-Malaysia Sarawak holds drawing contest in conjunction with Earth Hour

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KUCHING: World Wide Fund for Nature Malaysia (WWF-Malaysia), Sarawak Conservation Programme is holding a drawing contest in conjunction with the coming Earth Hour.

According to a statement, the contest is open to anyone aged 15 years and above who are currently studying or working in Sarawak.

“For Earth Hour 2020, WWF-Malaysia focuses on wildlife conservation. The objectives of this contest are to reflect the voices and opinions of students or public toward wildlife conservation through arts, and to engage with students and public on wildlife conservation through arts and social media,” WWF-Malaysia Sarawak said in the statement yesterday.

Its head of conservation Dr Jason Hon urged the public to join people around the world to observe Earth Hour between 8.30pm and 9.30pm on March 28, by turning off non-essential lights.

The one-hour observation during Earth Hour is only a symbolic event, he said, but it is hoped to inspire people to take initiatives beyond the 60 minutes and continue to voice out their concerns about nature, and put words into impactful actions.

“Small actions like drawing wildlife-related artwork can be used as awareness tool to spread conservation messages and lend a hand to Mother Nature,” he said.

He added: “This year, 2020 is the super year for biodiversity. It is the time to highlight the importance of our biodiversity and work together to halt further loss of our forests and wildlife. All wild animal and plant species are part of the biodiversity as well as the livelihoods of people, especially those who live closest to nature.”

Visit WWF-Malaysia’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/wwfmy and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wwfmy for more information on themes, guidelines and rules as well as prizes.

Participation is free. The closing date is March 31. For enquiries, call 082-247420 between 8.30am and 5pm from Monday to Friday or email: [email protected]