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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy World Environment Day 2010, 5th June.

Dear Members,
Happy World Environment Day 2010, 5th June.
We join the world in marking this annual occasion with resolve and as a reminder that the quest for environmental protection and awareness is an everyday issue.
MNS members can stand proud of the different activities and events that MNS has lined up for World Environment Day 2010 that will help further our mission and objective to promote the study, appreciation, conservation and protection of Malaysia’s natural heritage. With a supportive membership and responsible corporate supporters such as The Body Shop (West Malaysia), IKEA and HSBC, we can make a difference.
Here’s the list of events and activities that you, your friends and family members can join in to celebrate our diversity.
1. 3rd to  6th June 2010 - Eco Week Event with the Selangor State Exco held in 1 Utama. MNS Selangor Branch Bird Group and Kuala Selangor Nature Park staff will be manning a booth to promote conservation and awareness. Come drop by and meet us.
2. 4th June 2010 Mangrove Tree Planting with IKEA at Kuala Selangor Nature Park
By invitation only but members are more than welcome to visit the park and enjoy its birds, mangrove forests and the amazing fireflies. This tree-planting initiative is part of the on-going IKEA Love The Earth campaign, a joint collaboration to reduce the usage of plastic bags and to take affirmative action in planting and maintaining mangrove trees as one activity to help curb the effects of climate change. Members and friends are encouraged to visit www.mns.my and click on the IKEA icon or visitwww.IKEA.com.my to find out more about the on-going sustainable efforts and support their bold move to do away with plastic bags.   
Since June 2009, IKEA has discontinued free distribution of plastic bags to raise awareness of its pollution to the environment and to encourage the act of recycling. In conjunction of World Environment Day on 5th June 2010, IKEA encourages the use of reusable bags whenever you shop, so they are giving you a free reusable BRATTBY bag* with your purchase.
* One bag per receipt. Valid with any purchase, except IKEA F&B areas.
35th June 2010 - MNS (Selangor Branch) Open Day at Taman Lembah Kiara, Kuala Lumpur. All are invited to attend and take part in activities for adults and children alike. Activities such as guided walks, crafts, exhibition booths and more. For details, please visit http://www.mns.my/artstate.php?aid=590
4. Until 5th June - Save Temengor Campaign Pledge. MNS is trying to get the Temengor Forest Reserve gazetted as part of the Royal Belum State Park or an equivalent protective status from logging, poaching and land use change. Please sign the pledge books in any The Body Shop stores in Peninsular Malaysia or sign online at www.thepetitionsite.com/1/savetemengor2010    
Lastly, we would also like to encourage you to sign up your friends and family members with MNS as it celebrates nature in its 70th year as a conservation group. Our collective voice can make a difference in our mission to conserve and protect our precious biodiversity.   
Warm regards,

Tan Sri Dr Salleh Mohd Nor
Malaysian Nature Society

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