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Upcoming activities for September and October 2016

We are pleased to announce that with the completion of the Standard 6 UPSR exams , more schools are able to participate in our programmes. Our mossy forest visits and biodiversity centre programmes are sponsored by CIMB bank, while our Community Stream Investigation and English based Environmental programmes are sponsored by HRH Tunku Imran and Mr Paul Chuah.

1.9.16 Mossy forest tour and tree planting ;SK Ringlet & SK Brinchang ;No of pax 29;Completed

20.9.16 Mossy forest tour and tree planting ;SJKC Bertam Valley; No of Pax: 20 Completed

21.9.16 Community Stream Investigation; SJKC Kea farm ; No of Pax: Whole school; Completed

22.9.16 Mossy forest tour and Bio-D Activity; SJKC Bertam Valley; No of Pax : 20;Pick up Point: Completed

26.9.16 Mossy Forest Tour and Bio D activity; SK Convent;  No of Pax: 32;Pick up Point : Tanah Rata Pasar Minggu site Completed

27.9.16 : Mossy Forest Tour and Bio D Activity; SJKT Tanah Rata ; No of Pax: 15 ; Pick up Point: Tanah Rata pasar minggu site Completed

27.9.16 English based Environmental Programme;SK KgRaja 10.30 to 12.30 pm ;Participants: Whole school Completed

4.10.16  Community Stream Investigation; SK Convent; No of pax: 32 Completed

5.10.16 English Based Environmental Programme;SJKC Tanah Rata;   No of pax: 80 Completed

18.10.16 Community Stream Investigation ; SJKC Cameron : 30 pax

11.11.16 Mossy Forest Visit and Bio D Activity; SJKC Tanah Rata;To be confirmed


Biodiversity and Environmental Research in Gunung Brinchang with Universiti Malaysia Kelantan

10th July 2016-We are pleased to inform that beginning next week, the Faculty of Earth Science , Universiti Malaysia Kelantan UMK, will provide the expertise and assist REACH in conducting research at our biodiversity centre in Gunung Brinchang.

For the last few years,  our centre has been used mainly for environmental conservation awareness activities such as reforestation and educational mossy forest tours. We have also done documentation of highland birds and orchids. But this would be the first time that we are collaborating with a University to do research of the Highland Forest in a methodical way.

Our scientific advisor, Professor Maketab Mohamed, introduced the team from UMK and on the 14th of February 2016 they made their first trip up here. Besides reconnaissance and together with volunteers from UTM ,MNS Pahang and Hammock, they also set up some cloud harvesting panels as a “trial run.”

Biodiversity Centre Report 2015 to 2016

21st March 2016-The biodiversity centre is located on a ridge in Gunung Brinchang at an elevation of 1800 metres above sea level. It was illegally cleared in 2000 and formal permission was given to REACH in 2004 to reforest it. In 2012 we set up a centre at the site for research and education.

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Bio-D centre Visitation with SK Kg Raja

2nd November 2015

There is a saying that goes, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin

Children are our nation’s most precious and priceless treasures. We believe in the importance of educating and involving them in preserving, protecting, and maintaining one of our nation’s finest resources – our beautiful highlands.

Hence on the 2nd of November, several REACH volunteers brought 17 students and 3 teachers from SK Kampung Raja ( Kampung Raja National Primary School) up to REACH’s Biodiversity Centre located midway at Gunung Brinchang at an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level. The steep road up to the centre was challenging but nonetheless satisfying when we finally reached our destination. This climb is not for the faint of heart!

DSC_0026 DSC_0027Once we were at the site, we were greeted by clear blue skies, fresh, clean air and a breathtaking view of our home town. Our guide Mr Satya Murthy, started explaining to the students about the many ailments that Cameron Highlands has been experiencing for quite a number of years.DSC_0041

Upcoming Activities for October, November and December 2015

Last update : 10th November 2015

19th October 2015

Below are the upcoming activities for the next 2 months-

Date                             Event

19.10.15    Walkabout in Brinchang to promote CHBAR activities-Day 1 -completed

20.10.15   Walkabout in Brinchang to promote CHBAR activities-Day 2-completed

24.10.15    Biodiversity Activity with SJKT Tanah Rata, 30 pax. (also included -No smoking advocacy) Pickup point school.Time 8.30am to 1 pm -postponed

24.10.15    Biodiversity maintenance work 3pm onwards -done

25.10.15    Biodiversity maintenance work including fixing hand held rail and solar water heater, from   8.30am onwards.-partially completed

26.10.15    Walkabout in Tanah Rata to promote CHBAR activities-Day 3 completed

27.10.15    CHBAR Health campaign in Hainan Association Hall (Upstairs),Brinchang from 8pm to 10.30pm. Programmes include Talk on Smoke free zone, Health screening by the local Health Department, Slide presentation,Water testing, Free Influenza immunisation ( priority will be given to the elderly and those with medical problems)-completed