KSNP (Kuala Selangor Nature Park) for Ramsar - Developing a CEPA Outreach Programme for MNS Members and Local Communities
]: The project aims to develop additional function of the existing Kuala Selangor Nature Park (KSNP) into a wetlands training center to train MNS members and targeted local communities along the coast and interior wetlands of North Central Selangor. This, coupled with existing facilities within the Park including accommodation, function rooms, and amphitheater creates the opportunity to develop KSNP as an ideal “wetlands training ground” for capacity building, education and awareness programmes, and wetlands restoration. This would effectively lead to ways to improve the protection and conservation of wetlands in the area. Besides, it has been identified within the KSNP Management Plan that KSNP in the next five years should gradually strive to become an important wetlands education, resource and training centre for the region complimenting the other parallel effort of elevating it as a Ramsar Site. This proposal is to enhance KSNP role as a Wetlands Education Centre for Communities, promoting CEPA activities and compliment MNS's role as NGO-CEPA focal point. Therefore, it is envisaged that after the project period, the renewed interest, outreach, training and facilities will result in follow up activities that will lead to a national facility focusing on wetlands conservation and education.

Project Objectives
1.0 Development of a Wetlands Training and Education Center for communities promoting CEPA activities
2.0 To create a nursery for wetlands restoration
3.0 To establish a wetlands training programme for communities

Project Activities
1.1 Produce training and educational modules on wetlands (e.g focusing on mudflats, mangrove, peatland & riverine habitats).
1.2 Set up a resource center with interpretive materials (videos, posters, exhibits, etc) on wetlands related topic.
1.3 Create a pool of resource persons/ trainers
1.4 Develop & conduct educational programmes/ activities with community groups
1.5 Upgrade Interpretative facilities (including nature trails, etc) at KSNP

2.1 Development of sites for nursery establishment
2.2 Establishment of planting sites along the coastal Flyway and river banks
2.3 Develop a volunteer programme for preparing, distributing and planting of mangrove/ wetland saplings

3.1 Training of trainers of various age group and gender
3.2 Develop and conduct training on environment/ habitat/ wildlife monitoring programme for MNS members.
3.3 Develop and conduct training programme for targeted local communities
3.4 Conduct public awareness events




 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee: Malaysian Nature Society
Country: Malaysia
Area Of Work: Biodiversity
Operational Phase: Phase 5
Grant Amount: US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind: US$ 17,574.00
Project Number: MAL/SGP/OP5/Y3/STAR/BD/14/05
Start Date: 6/2014
End Date: 2/2016
Status: Satisfactorily Completed