Malaysia: sustainable waterfall adoption programme

Giving waterfalls their original charm back, protecting the Malaysian eco-system and spreading awareness about waste disposal – A cleaning and maintenance programme.

Malaysia hosts a great biodiversity of plants, fungi and animals species. However, waste disposal behaviour has been an important issue to tackle for Malaysian environmentalists. Beaches, picnic areas, recreational parks, waterfalls and rivers are being overlooked and ignored by the population leading to pollution and the destruction of the fauna and flora. 

The Foundation teamed up with the Selangor Association of Waterfalls to clean and protect two Malaysian Waterfalls reducing the biodegradation threat and the acids secretion caused by garbage disposal. 

The organisers managed to mobilise the community by gathering volunteers. Awareness regarding nature preservation is spread and hope for the community to sustain its habitat is greater.  The programme also introduced the first accessible disable friendly waterfall! 

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Location: SG Liam Waterfall (near Kuala Lumpur)
And Batu Berangkai Waterfall (90km from Perak).

Duration: 2 years

Beneficiaries: Local communities, tourists and future generation.

Status: Completed


Selangor Association of Waterfalls MALAYSIA LOGOPPATSelangor Association Of Waterfalls The association thrives to build a long term and sustainable strategy to preserve waterfalls. Its strategy involves educating and spreading awareness amongst the general public.  The ‘Sustainable Waterfall Adoption Program 2013’ was developed to save and protect the Malaysian eco-system and put an emphasis on waterfall preservation.

Sponsor: Saji Raghavan
Promoter: Sazli Kamaruzzaman

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