More wildlife awareness programmes being planned

MOHD NAZLLIE ZAINUL

KOTA KINABALU: Sri Pelancongan Sabah (SPS) is planning more awareness programmes in relation to wildlife protection in the state.

SPS general manager Zachary Mobijohn, said organisations of such programmes could attract people especially the younger generation to appreciate wildlife.

“We will plan various programmes to raise awareness on wildlife and on cleanliness.

“We plan to continue cooperating with various parties including non-governmental organisations (NGO) to hold more programmes in the future,” he said.

He said this when met at ’The Amazing Orangutan Challenge’ officiated by state Tourism, Culture and Environment assistant minister Assafal P Alian who represented minister Christina Liew.

Touching on the event, Zachary said it does not only promote orang utan conservation but also healthy living.

The inaugural programme held at Likas Bay public park here, involved 188 participants consisting 47 groups and was held with the cooperation of WWF Malaysia and the Sabah Wildlife Department.

Zachary said the overwhelming response will be a benchmark for future organisations of the event.

They will also consider holding the programme at other locations besides the state capital. © New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd