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.
REACH is in the process of putting together a bird book entitled ’Montane Birds of Cameron Highlands”. We are proud to announce that all the images, text, verification and design has been undertaken purely by a group of dedicated birders.
The article (on page 2) was written by Dr.Cheam three years ago after her first encounter with my birder friends , teachers and mentors. Look out for our “home grown” , volunteer driven bird book.
We target to have it out in print by mid-year 2014.
Last call for good images of birds photographed in Cameron Highlands.
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. — TRP pic by Azrol Ali
Read more: http://www.therakyatpost.com/news/2014/08/06/ngo-calls-clampdown-water-pollution-cameron-highlands/#ixzz3AHza16rE