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Monday, January 30, 2012

February 2012 newsletter

Dear MNS Members,

Please be informed that the February 2012 newsletter is out.  You can download a copy from http://www.mns.my/file_dir/9189390074f260d24ea4d0.pdf
·         Raptor Watch 2012 – Crossing Oceans into Our Skies
·         Engaging local community through the Gerik Conservation Resource Centre (GCRC)
·         Green Living Column - Clever Ways to Reduce and Reuse
·         Eco Kids Column – The Great Green Tip Challenge!
·         The MNS-BOH Centre appeal for refurbishment fund collected RM29,400
·         Calendar of Activities
Wee Chin
Membership Officer
Malaysian Nature Society

MNS-KBBG ( World Wetland Day) Bird talk

Dear Members and friends,
Happy Chinese New Year to all. We are nearly at the end of the first month of 2012!
MNS Kuching Branch like to invite you for a talk by  Dr. Ronald Orenstein
Sarawakian / Canadian expert Zoologist , who will speak on “The Art and Science of Ornithological Classification” 

  • Date: Thursday 2Feb 2011
  • Time: 7.30pm , BAROK Room , Please be on time.
  • Venue :Islamic centre at Ong Tan Swee Road not far for Swinburne University 
  • To register and find out more of the talk please contact Susan Teal at 012-8874401 (Email: sueteal2006@gmail.com) or find us on facebook www.facebook.com/ Malaysian-Nature-Society-Kuching-Branch
All are welcome
Kind regards

Map to venue: good parking

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MNS Newsletter January 2012

Dear MNS Members,

Please be informed that the January 2012 newsletter is out.  You can download a copy from http://www.mns.my/file_dir/19920085284f054dad48d62.pdf
·         Letter to the Editor: 2012 – Year of Making Things Right in MNS
·         The MNS-Boh Centre Appeal for Refurbishment Fund collected RM28,050 (cash)
·         Photography-cum-Camping Trip to Sg Pauh
·         MNS sets up a Conservation Resource Centre (GCRC) in Gerik, Perak
·         Eco Kids Column – Green Crafts fro the New Year
·         Green Living Column – Basic Green Living Resolutions for 2012
·         Earth’s Call
·         Explore and Discover the Selangor Coastline Trip
·         Calendar of Activities
Wee Chin
Membership Officer
Malaysian Nature Society

MNS talk: Horses on stage an experience of a relationship with nature

Dear Members and friends,

MNS Kuching Branch like to invite you for a talk on Horses on stage an experience of a relationship with nature.

Date: Tuesday 10 Jan 2012
Time: 7pm , BAROK Room , Please be on time.
By :     Olivier Schneider Stage Director and Actor for Le Cheval Bavard
Venue :Islamic centre at Ong Tan Swee Road not far for Swinburne University
Good parking.
All are welcome

Olivier Schneider
Stage Director and Actor for Le Cheval Bavard

Horses are a key to the relationship between men and nature.
Horses are teaching us how we may still comprehend our nature.
As an artist, how can horses, and animals on stages, 
be real actors, and not just props? 
What is human influence on horse, or horse influence on humans?
What about the feelings and subtle interactions that animals reveal?

Le Cheval Bavard experienced last summer what's happening when
horses are considered as artists: painters, dancers, musicians
and what they may teach us as such.
We invited human artists to meet the equine artists.
This was an artistic success, and a human experience.
Without words, a relationship is possible 
between men and consenting animals, 
in the same way as between men themselves.
As we, humans, may be in the last steps of an irreversible  
transformation of our environmental surroundings,
how can we keep our common sense and our links with nature, which
are the bases of our inner balance?

Photographs and videos of our work with horses
in remote French countryside will be displayed

Speaker's background:

Olivier Schneider holds a Master of Stage Direction
from Université de Nanterre, and a Master of History
from Université Denis Diderot, Paris.
He directs Le Cheval Bavard's shows since 2008, worked
for Comédie Française as Dramaturgist (literary advisor), and directs the stage company Theorema since 2002.

He is also a play writer and a poet.

He contributed for Cassandre/Hors-Champs,
Le Journal de Théâtre Ouvert, & Regards.

E CHEVAL BAVARD ("The Talkative Horse Theatre")

Based in the village of Bioussac in Charente (west of France)
Le Cheval Bavard is the home for 15 horses from all European origins
(most of them are stallions), 
all are trained for artistic shows or for their own
means or desires. 
All takes place inside a bio farm, in a very rural place of France.

Since 2008, Olivier Schneider is directing the shows,
and acting with horses.

2008, Chinoock
2009, Des Mots et des Chevaux 
(in a Greek theatre for an audience of more than 3000 people)
2010, Un Songe 
(free adaptation of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream)
2011, les Folies-Cheval 
(with world's famous dancers Wilfride Piollet & Jean Guizerix)

Map to venue:
Islamic Information Centre 

KCLD, Jalan Ong Tiang Swee, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

MNS Talk this coming Friday 6January at 7.30 pm

Dear Members,,

 MNS-KB like to wish all our members a Happy 2012. 

Sorry for the short notice but we had to look for a venue since USCI got exams and we can't use the room.

TalkFriday 6 January 
Time:7.30 pm-9pm .(Please be on time)
Venue: Lime tree Hotel5th floor at the Rooftop Lounge  Map to venue is include in this blog.
By: Julian T Inglis

Title:"Balancing the needs of people and wildlife in the Kingdom of Fife,Scotland:Can a small environmental charity makes a difference?"

All are welcome (also non members).

MNSKuching Committee.
Love life,Love Nature

Julian T. Inglis M.Sc., M.Phil.
Julian Inglis’ first real job was with the Canadian Wildlife Service as a range biologist, working on reindeer in the Beaufort Sea area, and later in the High Arctic on muskoxen and caribou. His northern experiences led to many years of work with the Canadian Government and included developing environmental legislation, conservation strategies for Northern Canada and the circumpolar region, and the federal government's Arctic Environmental Strategy. Throughout his career he worked closely with communities and with indigenous peoples. He developed a keen interest in traditional ecological knowledge and this led to the establishment of the Centre for Traditional Knowledge in Ottawa, Canada. Seeking new challenges he moved to Pakistan with IUCN - The World Conservation Union. His work involved developing conservation strategies for Balochistan and the Northern Areas.
 In 2000 he moved to Sarawak as Chief Technical Advisor on the DANIDA-assisted SWMPI Project - improving the management of several national parks and a wildlife sanctuary. He then worked in Thailand, Cambodia and the Arabian Gulf before returning to Scotland. Currently he works as a project manager with Fife Coast and Countryside Trust specialising in European funded landscape-scale conservation projects. 

His talk is about the role of Fife Coast and Countryside Trust in developing and implementing partnership projects for the benefit of the public while ensuring the conservation of the environment.

"Balancing the needs of people and wildlife in the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland: Can a small environmental charity make a difference?"

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