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ICCA Open Day – Ex-SITU in conjunction with World Earth Day 2012

In conjunction with the World Earth Day 2012, an ICCA Open day in conjunction with the World Earth Day 2012 was held in Tongod. This programme is one of the several programmes to be implemented under the Community Outreach Programme through the Yayasan Sabah-PETRONAS Imbak Canyon Conservation Partnership. The aim of this programme is to promote Imbak Canyon to the local communities who have a vital role in relation to their knowledge base, culture and practices towards the development of ICCA, as well as to promote awareness on the importance of maintaining a sustainable environment.

Organized in collaboration with the Tongod District Office, the Event was oficiated by YB Masiung Banah, ADUN N.47 Kuamut. The Event received good response whereby almost 600 people from Mukim Tongod, Keramuak and Pinangah came and participated in the various activities held by Yayasan Sabah, PETRONAS and other government agencies such as Jabatan Penerangan, Jabatan Pertanian, Jabatan Perikanan and Klinik Kesihatan. The Gotong Royong to clean up Pekan Lama and Pekan Baru in Tongod saw involvement of 40 students from SMK Tongod, while the Guest of honour, YB Masiung Banah led several guests in a tree planting ceremony. A special talk on the importance of conserving of Imbak Canyon and the environment was delivered by Prof. Madya Dr. Abdul Hamid Ahmad, Director of the Institute of Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Apart from these, Environmental Games and activities such as demonstration on making compost, environmental quizzes and colouring contest was held and participated by the students form SK Tongod and the villagers who came for this Event.

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