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Mice Asia Net : October 2008
malaysia make a With CSR diffeRenCe story By Johanna Mc Kinnon corporate social responsibility is the new buzzword in business events, with companies searching high and low to do their bit for the local communities and their people. environmental activities or helping where help is needed. In Malaysia there are numerous activities that companies can get involved in that can potentially leave a long lasting impression on the local community. Here we have profiled a selection of activities that are ongoing in Malaysia. T Orangutan Conservation Project at Matang Wildlife Centre With the ever-increasing threat of deforestation and human impact on the Borneo rainforest, helping the orangutans that call this forest home has become a worthwhile cause. At the Matang Wildlife Centre groups can do everything from taking care of a baby orangutan to preparing daily food. Each team member is given a task by the centre’s ranger which can involve building new play equipment, cleaning out night cages and assisting in research. Orangutans are on the brink of extinction and the object of the centre is to increase the population size and improve the health of the existing colony. By participating in this CSR activity groups are able to contribute to the he term corporate social responsibility has become more popular in recent years with larger companies making sure that they give back to the community, whether it’s through long-term survival of this species. Groups of 20 can be catered for with options of either a one-day visit which includes a picnic lunch, or a two-day program which includes a visit to Kubah National Park to help with the park’s tree planting project. For RM10,000 the package includes the entrance fee, conservation work, ‘heart to heart’ certificate of participation, transport, lunch, accommodation and insurance. For more information about this rewarding activity contact Sarawak Convention Bureau www.sarawakcb.com or Sarawak Forestry www.sarawakforestry.com. Saving trees with the Malua BioBank The Malua Wildlife Habitat Conservation Bank was recently launched in Sabah as the first of its kind in rainforest conservation. Groups can get involved by simply purchasing a certificate, offered at US$10, which helps in the rehabilitation and conservation of 100 square metres of endangered rainforest. The region of rainforest is adjacent to the Danum Valley Conservation Area which is one of the last existing pristine lowland tropical rainforests Malaysia and is home to the highest concentrations of orangutans in the world. The ABOVE: An orangutan makes the most of his newly built equipment. miceAsia.net 33