Category Archives: Mossy Forest Visits and Reforestation

A common affliction-the dearth of funds

In this challenging economic times, our organization, as with many NGO’s, is not spared from a common affliction- the shortage of funds. Since Reach’s formation, we have been relatively spared by monetary woes but not this year. Pledged funds which would have tide us over unscathed, have not materialized. As a result we are “downsizing”.  Our administrative work will be done by volunteers till such time when our funds permit us to hire an office staff. We regret to inform that activities which are costly to carry out will not be fully sponsored. This include reforestation activities. (Only 4 wheel drive vehicles are able to navigate through the rough roads and their transportation cost is high.)

Activities such as CSI and EEP will continue as their cost is relatively low. We apologise for having to disappoint schools who have written to us recently, as Septembers and Octobers are the golden post exam months when the students are free to join in our activities. In order to continue our environmental work, we seek funds and support from the public. Our donations are tax exempted.  The public can also support us by buying our merchandise especially our book on Montane Birds of Cameron Highlands. We can be contacted at reach.president@gmail.com or reach.corybas@gmail.com. Other email addresses will no longer be in use.

Pictures of Dimension Data visit to Biodiversity Site on the 23rd March 2018

Dimension Data, a multinational software company and frequent supporter of REACH ,visited the biodiversity site earlier this year. As before, Satya took the group up and entralled them with ‘stories’ of the mossy forest.

Site inspection at Batu Gangan by Forestry officers on the 10th July 2018

Local and Federal Forestry officers made a site inspection at Batu Gangan on the 10th of July 2018. This included adjacent sites forested by other NGOs. Under the Greening of Cameron Highlands project, Reach has completed the programme but will continue to maintain the site subject to the availability of funds and will continue to promote research on the neighbouring montane forests.

Biodiversity Site visit by members of the National Parks Board Singapore 17th May 2018

by Cheam May Choo

Members from the National Parks Board ,Singapore  visited our biodiversity site in Gunung Brinchang on the 17th May 2018 to learn more about our conservation efforts and actvities carried out. The team was headed by Mr Ang Wee Foong, Deputy Director (Nursery Management & Native Plant Centre) . Dr Liau Tai Leong,our vice president briefed them and showed them around the site. Also present was Mr Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan, our president, Saras and Amir.