Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Sarawak Hornbill Workshop 2012

The Sarawak Hornbill Workshop 2012 organised by Sarawak Forestry Corporation and the Forest Department was held at the Park City Everly Hotel from 30 October to 1 November 2012. The workshop theme was : Hornbills Conservation: Threats, Gaps and Future Directions. Dr. Zamri Rosli represented our Society in attending the workshop.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Similajau Cave Visit with Sarawak Forestry Corporation and Petronas MLNG Team

Group photo after a morning of cave exploration on 13 July 2012
Pictures from "Caving In Sarawak" Talk
Rambli answering questions from a student
Rambli giving an introduction to rope climbing
Rope Climbing Demonstration
Braken Talking About Karst & Caves In Sarawak
The Speakers with Dr. Ong Kian Huat and the organising team.
Dr.Ong Kian Huat presenting mementoes from UPM to Braken and Rambli
Rambli Talking about"Caving Expeditions"
The audience at UPM for the Caving In Sarawak Talk
More Questions from the Students

Monday, July 9, 2012

Similajau Cave Visit

There will be a day visit to the Similajau Caves on the 13th July 2012 with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation and MLNG personnel. If you are interested in joining this caving trip, please let me know ASAP. We will assemble at Similajau National Park on 13th July 2012 (Friday). 8.00am : Depart from Similajau National Park 9.30am : Arrival at cave site 3.00pm : Exploration ends Essential items for caving are headlamp, hard hat, rubber shoes, cargo pants, light, drinking water, spare clothes, water for washing and gloves Please be advised to use your own transport Those interested in joining, please let me know asap. (email: sarawaknaturalscience@gmail.com) Thank you.

"Caving In Sarawak" Talk

Lecture Tittle: "Caving In Sarawak" Venue: Universiti Putra Malaysia Bintulu Campus (Dewan Kuliah Pusat 2A) Date: 12th July 2012 Time: 7.30-8.30 PM Speakers: Mr Oswald Braken Tisen and Mr Rambli Ahmad Speakers’ Profiles: 1) Mr Oswald Braken Tisen Acting Deputy General Manager, Protected Areas and Biodiversity Conservation Division of Sarawak Forestry (SFC) Background Masters of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, Lincoln University, New Zealand, 2004. B Sc. (Forestry), Universiti Pertanian, Malaysia, 1984. Forestry Training Programme (parks and recreation management) Miyoshi, Hiroshima, Japan (June to September 1996). Member of the Institute of Foresters Malaysia. Mr Oswald Braken Tisen will be talking about Karst and Cave in Sarawak, a broad topic covering karst and caves in Sarawak and the fun of caving in these areas. He will show many photographs from his more than 25 years of caving throughout Sarawak. 2) Mr Rambli Ahmad Geologist / Ecologist with the Sarawak Forestry Corporation. Background Bachelor of Science in Geology and Geophysics University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1985. Started caving in 1990’s – participated in Sarawak-British Caving Expedition (1996, 2000, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012). “I train people how to guides in the cave and about karst features. I also train people to use SRT or single rope technique to climb or descend to get into difficult areas of the caves. I enjoy cave photography which everyone can do with ease with today’s camera and lights. My talk will be on the expedition to Mulu Caves over the last 16 years and show the audience some photos never shown to the public. I will relate my experience working underground, staying in the caves for nights and work for maximum of 18 hours at a stretch. It is about exploring new frontier, stepping into places no one have been before and looking at amazing features. It is also about how I train myself to be able to work at par with a more experience team.” The talk will also try to convince the audience why we need to preserve the karsts landscape and the caves.