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Save Langkawi Rainforest and Wildlife petitions.

MNS langkawi will be launching Save Langkawi Rainforest and Wildlife petitions.

Venue: Langkawi Fair
Date: 1st of May 2010
Time : 12pm – 5pm
We need your valuable support to make it a success.

Background :
Why We Need to Save Langkawi’s Rainforest.

Langkawi is truly blessed with a rich and diverse range of habitat types. Tourists do not flock to Langkawi just for the lovely beaches, nice resorts and the charming locals. Our most important attraction is
the island’s natural heritage: its geological sites and the flora and fauna of our precious rainforests. Increasingly, ecotourism has become the island main economic cash cow. Today we can safely say that over
80 percent of the islanders are directly or indirectly employed in tourism: hoteliers, boat operators, airport personnel, taxis drivers, tourist guides, dive operators, restaurant workers and many others.

Without doubt, the rainforest is very important to the island’s economy. Imagine what would happen to tourism if we clearcut all the forests in Langkawi. Lest we forget, the rainforest provides many important functions. It stores rainwater and releases it in increments that allows the fruit, vegetable and rice farmers to tap its waters and successful grow their crops.

The natural environment of Langkawi has come to a very important crossroad and the native residents, tourism players and other stakeholders must decide its future direction. If we continue to treat
the environment without any boundaries we will eventually pay a heavy price. The writing is already on the wall. We have been experiencing flash floods, drought conditions, and a big decline in our air and
water quality in just the last few years.

Please help to ensure the survival of Langkawi’s remaining forests. Don’t throw garbage in the forest. Don’t set forest fires. Help us protest against development of virgin rainforest and let’s all go plant some trees. “Yes the island is at a very important crossroad and at stake is our quality of life and economic future.The future of this beautiful and beloved island home of ours is in our very hands. We must make the necessary changes, we cannot afford to see the lost of any more precious rainforest esspecially by land speculators that want to clearcut protected forest in the hope of selling it later on for a quick profit.Tthese few speculators are selling our future and the future of our children.”

For Irshad Mobarak
MNS Langkawi chairman.

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Malaysian Nature Society Langkawi

Malaysian Nature Society Langkawi

MNS Manifesto

MNS mission is to promote the study, appreciation, conservation and protection of Malaysia’s natural heritage, focusing on biological diversity and sustainable developments.

MNS Langkawi Committee 2013-2014

Chairman: Mr.Eric Sinnaya
Vice Chairman: Mr.Vijayndran Muniandy
Secretary: Ms.Daisy Samuel
Treasurer: Mr.M.Suresh Kumar Ratnani
Committee Member: Mr Irshad Mobarak, Dato Alexander Issac, Tun Sarimah Mohd Sharif, Mr Leong Ah Min,
Mr Teoh Cheng Kung, Mr Borhan Hamid.

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