70th Anniversary Conference
1 Oct 2010
Malaysia recently celebrated 50 years of its nationhood. Within the span of five decades, Malaysia has undergone rapid development which has transformed her from an agricultural-based economy to an industrial and manufacturing nation. The development of our nation however, has come at a price and often at the expense of her forests and wetlands resulting in the loss or degradation of its biodiversity.
The 2008 IUCN Red List assessment highlights Malaysia as the top country in Asia with the highest number of threatened species. Globally, Malaysia is third on the list following Ecuador and the United States.
It is time to recognize the great challenges that Malaysia faces in the conservation of our tropical biodiversity and to seek practical solutions to prevent its further loss and degradation. It is against this backdrop that MNS holds our 70th Anniversary international conference.
The MNS 70th Anniversary International Conference on "Challenges & Solutions For a Tropical Biodiversity”
will be happening on the 8th-9th of October 2010
at Double Tree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur www.kl.doubletreebyhilton.com
Organized by Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and co-organized by Academy of Science Malaysia (ASM) is expected that the conference will succeed in bringing to light the current trends and threats on our tropical biodiversity, stress the urgent need to stem the loss and degradation of our tropical biodiversity, and identify practical, short-, medium- and long-term solutions, advise policy, planning and decision-making in Malaysia, and to catalyze on-the-ground actions.
For further information, download the following details:
Conference Venue at Doubletree by Hilton, Kuala Lumpur:
* Final Version of Conference Programme as of 1 October 2010