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.
BY JASPAL SINGH
Traces of endosulfan, edrine ketone, aldrin and DDE — a derivative of the dangerous DDT — were found in six sampling sites conducted by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
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22.5.15- Hi fellow Cameron Highlanders and our visitors from near and far. It is the start of the school holidays next week and a good time to ‘reconnect’ with the environment and lend our forests ‘a helping hand’. Come join us in saving Gunung Siku this 30th of May 2015 and plant a tree!
At the 4th Greening Cameron Task Force meeting today, officers from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment NRE updated the attendees ,which constituted representatives from local government departments and non governmental agencies on the reforestation programme .
The Greening Cameron Task Force ( Pasukan Petugas Khas Penghijauan) is basically a team formed by NRE ( which also included involvement of NGOs) to undertake reforestation in Cameron Highlands following the Governments crackdown on illegal land clearings and foreign workers which started late last year.