R.E.A.C.H is a community based organisation formed in 2001 by a group of Cameron Highlands residents alarmed by the rapidly deteriorating environment especially the declining forests and water quality. R.E.A.C.H. aims to preserve, restore and maintain Cameron Highlands as an environmentally sustainable agriculture and hill resort within a permanent nature reserve. We strive to maintain a balance between environmental protection and development and to safeguard water catchment areas as a vital resource for the highlands and lowlands. It is now run by a group of volunteers with funds from membership, donations, small grants, reforestation activities and sales of souvenirs.
THE Natural Resources and Environment Ministry is urged to take urgent steps to control the worsening siltation problem in Cameron Highlands.
For years, large amount of silt caused mainly by expanding agricultural activities and rapid development has been flowing into the highlands’ rivers.
Regional Environmental Awareness of Cameron Highlands president R. Ramakrishnan said the siltation problem here had remained unchecked for years.
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REACH says uncontrolled use of toxic agrochemicals are being made worse by the many farms that have mushroomed upstream of the water catchment area in Sungai Terla, a main source of tap water for Cameron Highlands.
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